Last modified on March 9, 2023 at 11:15 am


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.

System Components

The Elkins Wastewater System consists of two main parts, the Wastewater Collection System and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Wastewater Collection System is the network of pipes and related components that collect wastewater from homes, businesses, and other buildings. Installation and repair of this infrastructure is the responsibility of the Wastewater Collection Department.

Learn More about the Wastewater Collection Department

The Wastewater Treatment Plant receives this wastewater and cleans it before discharging it into the Tygart Valley River. The plant also operates a state-regulated laboratory to monitor the effectiveness of its treatment processes, in addition to providing this service to other area wastewater utilities.

Learn More about the Wastewater Treatment Plant

System Supervision & Administration

Day-to-day operations of the entire Elkins Wastewater System (i.e., both collection and treatment) are overseen by the chief operator/superintendent, who is based at the treatment plant.

The governing body responsible for administration of the Elkins Wastewater System is the Elkins Sanitary Board. Although the Elkins council owns the system and is responsible for setting rates, the Sanitary Board is responsible for all other aspects of the system, including personnel, finances, planning, project management, etc.

Learn More about the Sanitary Board

For More Information

Whitney Hymes

Wastewater System Chief Operator (Class IV)

Wastewater Treatment Plant
401 Davis Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241
304.636.1122 (office)

Mark Hartley

Wastewater Collection Department Supervisor

31 Jones Drive,
Elkins, WV 26241
304.636.2058 (office)

Thomas Howell

Assistant Wastewater System Chief Operator - Class III

401 Davis Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241
304.636.1122 (office)

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