Oversight and administration of the Elkins Public Wastewater System is vested in the Elkins Sanitary Board. (Read the relevant section of city code here.)
The sanitary board consists of three members, one of which must by law be the mayor. The other two members must be Elkins residents. Sanitary board members are appointed by the Elkins council to three-year terms; members are paid $75 per month.
The sanitary board collaborates with city council in establishing rates and planning and securing funds for capital projects. Council is ultimately responsible for setting rates, issuing bonds, and similar matters.
Funding for the wastewater system, as for other utilities, is strictly regulated. Click here to learn more about the restrictions that apply.
- Board of Property Maintenance Appeals
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Building Commission
- Fire & Rescue Service Fee Appeals Board
- Firefighters Civil Service Commission
- Historic Landmarks Commission
- Housing Authority of the City of Elkins
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Planning Commission
- Police Civil Service Commission
- Sanitary Board
- Tree Board
- Water Board
- Jerry Marco, N/A
- Vic White, term expires 12/31/2023
- Randall Biller, term expires 12/31/2024
The sanitary board is supported by the following non-voting members:
- [SECRETARY TBD]
- Treasurer: Tracy Judy
The regular meetings of the Elkins Sanitary Board are on third Mondays at 2 p.m. in the council chamber at Elkins City Hall. The board may also hold special meetings with two days’ notice when needed. Legally mandated meeting notices are posted in the kiosk in front of city hall. As a convenience, meeting times and agendas for this and other boards, commissions, and committees are also posted on this page.
Elkins Wastewater System
Wastewater refers to both sewage from toilets and “used” water from drains and other sources. All wastewater must be collected and cleaned before being returned to the environment. In this city and for some customers outside city limits, the Elkins Wastewater System is responsible for this process. The system includes both a treatment plant and a collection system.
If you are interested in serving on this or any other board or commission, submit an application to be kept on file at the City Clerk’s office. Vacancies do not frequently arise, but, should an opening occur on a board for which you have indicated interest within two years of receipt, you will be contacted.