About Us

Leadership

Board of Directors

Mayor Steve Williams

Mayor Steve Williams

Chairman

Jim Rorrer

Jim Rorrer

Vice Chair

Bob Trocin

Bob Trocin

Board Member

Meet Our Leadership Team

Wes Leek

Wes Leek

Director of Sanitary Board

Jay Edwards

Jay Edwards

Assistant Director/Inspector

Scott Queen

Scott Queen

Associate Director

Brandon Queen

Brandon Queen

Field Supervisor

Tammy Leek

Tammy Leek

Billing Manager

Paul McDanald

Paul McDanald

Pretreatment Coordinator

Chris Waldeck

Chris Waldeck

CSO Coordinator

Sarah Kelley

Sarah Kelley

FOG Specialist

Scott Kelley

Scott Kelley

Chief Plant Operator

Kenny Baylous

Kenny Baylous

Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Sara Jones

Sara Jones

Chief Chemist

Meetings

• Huntington Sanitary Board meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Meeting Minutes

 

Our Departments

The Huntington Sanitary Board consists of 5 departments. Including Administration, Field Maintenance, Sewer Department, Plant Operations, and Pretreatment. The following details the individual departments.

Field Maintenance

  • Maintain 12 major sewage pump stations
  • Operate and maintain 30 outlying submersible pump stations in addition to 150 individual home systems in the Inwood Shockey Project
  • Inspect 22 Combined Sewer Outfalls (CSOs). Perform confined space entries

Sewer Department

  • Dig down repairs of manholes and lines
  • Clean/unstop sewer lines
  • Repair and restore streets and yards when necessary due to a sewer line repair
  • Assess sewer problems
  • Video sewer lines to inspect for deterioration, failure, excessive grit, trash, or heavy grease build-up

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

WWTP Operations:

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

WWTP Maintenance:

6 mechanical maintenance personnel repair and replace equipment as necessary and continuously strive to improve the performance and reliability of the equipment being maintained.

WWTP Laboratory:

  • 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.