Public Notice


The City of Elkins, in accordance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, maintains and operates a sanitary sewer collection and treatment facility serving the residents within and near Elkins, West Virginia.

A portion of the wastewater system operates as a combined system with combined sewer overflows (CSO’s), which means during rain events, storm water runoff is carried into
the sanitary sewer lines. During heavy rain events, the system could become overloaded
with combined storm water runoff and sanitary sewer wastewater, and discharge into the receiving streams.

During dry weather the system can handle flows to the wastewater treatment plant and overflows do not normally pose a concern. However, be advised that during storm events or snow melt, these overflows may discharge and pose a potential health risk from contact with the river at the CSO points.

You are advised to avoid contact with the water during these overflow events. Should you observe a discharge event or have any questions regarding this advisory, please contact City of Elkins during normal business hours at (304) 636-1414. After 4:30 p.m. on business days or on weekends contact the non-emergency number of the E-911 Center at (304) 636-9526.

Listed below are the latitude and longitude of the fourteen CSO locations that are listed on the current NPDES Permit. Please note that each outlet is identified by outfall markers. A more legible map is on display in the Utility Billing Office of Elkins City Hall.


C002 38 55’00” 79 50’46” Tygart Valley River
C003 38 56’04” 79 50’29” Tygart Valley River
C004 38 55’23” 79 50’49” Tygart Valley River
C005 38 55’25” 79 50’54” Tygart Valley River
C006 38 55’28” 79 50’59” Tygart Valley River
C007 38 55’28” 79 51’06” Tygart Valley River
C008 38 55’32” 79 51’28” Tygart Valley River
C009 38 56’38” 79 51’36” Leading Creek
C011 38 55’35” 79 52’20” Tygart Valley River
C016 38 55’23” 79 51’02” Tygart Valley River
C017 38 55’22” 79 50’57” Tygart Valley River
C018 38 55’22” 79 50’52” Tygart Valley River
C019 38 55’20” 79 50’48” Tygart Valley River
C020 38 55’27” 79 51’59” Tygart Valley River