February 24, 2020 – Wilderness PSD intends to file an application for federal financial assistance with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service. The project includes replacing the main transmission line running from the water treatment plant along WV Route 41 to Mt. Nebo, upgrading a section along Ridgeview Drive in Mt. Lookout and replacing all existing touch-read meters with radio read meters. Any comments regarding this application should be submitted to the Wilderness PSD. A public meeting concerning the project is scheduled for March 19, 2020, at 10:30 am. The meeting will be held at the PSD office at 589 Riviera Rd., Mt. Nebo, WV 26679.
On August 3, 2020, Wilderness PSD was awarded USDA Rural Development Community Programs funding for our Upgrades Project, Phase One.
2016 WV-AWOP 5-YEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Wilderness PSD Water Plant was awarded the 2016 WV-AWOP 5 Year Achievement Award for Outstanding Efforts Toward Optimizing Filter Plant Performance. Congratulations to our outstanding treatment plant crew: Scott Rader-Chief Operator, Guy Amick, DJ Hanshaw Jr, and Pat McCutcheon.
SOURCE WATER PROTECTION GRANT PROJECTS
In May 2017, Wilderness Public Service District was awarded a grant from WV DHHR, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Services for the purchase of a portable raw water pump. As of September 2017, the District will now be able to pump from an alternate source in the event of an emergency.
In March 2020, Wilderness Public Service District was awarded a grant from WV DHHR, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Services for the purchase of an Early Warning System for Raw Water Contaminants. As of September 2020, Wilderness PSD will receive an early warning if any contaminant is detected in the raw water source.
The projects listed below were completed as of June 2016.
WHITEWATER ROAD INTER-CONNECTION
The District inter-connected with Gauley River PSD thru the addition of approximately 7,600 feet of 6” pipe, along with a booster station with backup emergency generator. The inter-connection also provided water service to approximately ten residences along Whitewater Road. The inter-connection will provide an alternate water supply to the District’s customers in the Keslers Cross Lanes areas to supplement our current treatment plant pumping capacity. The project had an expected completion time of Fall 2015. As of November 19, 2015, service is available to the Whitewater Road residences.
MOUNT LOOKOUT UPGRADE
The District added an additional 100,000 gallons storage tank and upgraded approximately 3,200 feet of 8” pipe to improve hydraulics in the Mount Lookout pressure zone. This upgrade was to improve pressure issues and supplement the increasing growth and demand in the Mount Lookout areas.
PLANT SLUDGE DISPOSAL
The District constructed a sludge holding tank and disposal system next to the treatment plant to be in compliance with current DEP regulations.