About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Huntington Sanitary Board is to provide customers with high quality, cost effective sanitary sewer services by collecting and treating all wastewater generated from Huntington service areas and in accordance with applicable Local, State, and Federal permit requirements.

Board of Directors

Bob Trocin

Bob Trocin

Board of Directors

Jim Rorrer

Jim Rorrer

Board of Directors

Mayor Steve Williams

Mayor Steve Williams

Board of Directors

Meet Our Team

 

Wes Leek

Wes Leek

Director of Sanitary Board

Jay Edwards

Jay Edwards

Engineering | Inspector

Scott Queen

Scott Queen

Billing Supervisor

Brandon Queen

Brandon Queen

Field Supervisor

Paul McDanald

Paul McDanald

CSO Coordinator

Sarah Kelley

Sarah Kelley

Grease Inspector

Scott Kelley

Scott Kelley

Chief Plant Operator

Kenny Baylous

Kenny Baylous

Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Warren Loudermilk

Warren Loudermilk

Plant Operations Foreman

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

Meetings

• Water Quality Board meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
• Huntington Stormwater Utility meets immediately following the Water Quality Board meeting.
• Huntington Sanitary Board meets immediately following the Huntington Stormwater Utility meeting.

Field Maintenance

• Maintain 11 major sewage pump stations. 
• Operate and maintain 17 outlying submersible pump stations in addition to 150 individual home systems in the Inwood Shockey Project. 
• Inspect 25 Combined Sewer Outfalls (CSOs). 
• Perform confined space entries.

Sewer Department

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

Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP)

Regulated by:

• 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.

 

WWTP Operations:

The WWTP is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by 18 operational personnel.

• Operators perform various control tests on and make necessary adjustments to the treatment processes.

• Their duties also include housekeeping and 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.

•  Flows include Ceredo, Kenova, Northern Wayne, Spring Valley, and part of Pea Ridge.

•  Approximately 50-60 tons of sludge is processed daily and disposed of by landfilling.

 

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:

• The lab is 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.
• The lab also conducts analytical tests on the receiving stream as well as various samples collected throughout our system and other customers.
• Provides technical guidance as well as chemical and biological information to the wastewater staff to ensure proper operations.

Office of Pretreatment:

• 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.
• 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.

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 fats, oil and grease program (FOG), Article 933.56, is also managed by the Office of Pretreatment. This requires permitting, inspections and record management of over 200 food service facilities on the City’s sanitary system.