Board of Directors
Mayor Steve Williams
Meet Our Leadership Team
Director of Sanitary Board
Chief Plant Operator
Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
- West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP)
- West Virginia Bureau of Public Health (WVBPH)
- National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit # WV0023159
The primary purpose of wastewater treatment is To protect public health and the environment.
WWTP objectives include:
- Prevention of disease and nuisance conditions
- Avoiding contamination of water supplies and navigable waters
- Maintaining clean and safe water for fish as well as recreation
- General conservation of water for all uses
The WWTP is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by 18 operational personnel
- Operators perform various control tests and make necessary adjustments to the treatment processes
- Their duties also include maintaining the grounds, and facilities
The WWTP treats an average flow of 13 million gallons of wastewater a day (13MGD) for a total of 4.745 billion gallons per year.
- Incoming wastewater flows include Huntington, Ceredo, Kenova, Northern Wayne, Spring Valley, and part of Pea Ridge
- Approximately 50-80 tons of sludge is processed daily and sent to four landfills in three different states
6 mechanical maintenance personnel repair and replace equipment as necessary and continuously strive to improve the performance and reliability of the equipment being maintained.
- Lab personnel are responsible for analytical testing in accordance with EPA protocols to determine if the treatment plant is operating efficiently and within the limits of the NPDES Permit issued by WVDEP
- Lab personnel also conducts analytical tests on the receiving stream as well as various samples collected throughout our system and other customers and provides technical guidance as well as chemical and biological information to the wastewater staff to ensure proper operations
Office of Pretreatment:
HSB has an Industrial Pretreatment Department that has the responsibilities of permitting, sampling industrial wastes and streams, facility inspections and maintaining all associated records. The permitted Significant Industrial Users discharging to the City’s sanitary system include large factories, small manufacturers and landfills, and comprise about 16.97% of the daily flow.
- Commercial and industrial establishments discharge waste through the wastewater collection system to the wastewater treatment plant
- Discharges could contain significant quantities of pollutants and substances that can affect the collection and treatment system and interfere with performance
Enforcement of this program is regulated and mandated by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and outlined in the Enforcement Response Plan of the City’s Sewer Use Ordinance. It is the task of the Pretreatment Coordinator to issue a variety of Notices of Violation, Administrative and Consent Orders and possible Cease Orders to protect the POTW from harmful wastes and from possible enforcement from the WVDEP and EPA. The pretreatment program is inspected by the WVDEP and/or the EPA on a regular basis.
- The City of Huntington Sewer Use Ordinance Article 933.56 which includes the fats, oil and grease program (FOG), is also managed by the Office of Pretreatment.