The Elkins Water Department is a public water system subject to regulation under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Those regulations require the notification of customers whenever a violation occurs, and is the basis for this notice.
A May 2017 sanitary survey inspection of your water tanks by the Engineering Section found the following Significant Deficiency: Tank Inspections overdue. The Water system failed to respond with state concerning correction the significant deficiency within 45days following the notification sent January 2018.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets national drinking water standards and has determined that the presence of microbiological contaminants are a health concern at certain levels of exposure. Water supplied by this system is from a surface source or groundwater which is directly influenced by surface water. The water system must correct any significant deficiencies identified by the state.
Inadequately treated or inadequately protected water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
These symptoms, however, are not just associated with disease-causing organisms in drinking water, but also may be caused by a number of factors other than your drinking water. EPA has set enforceable requirements for treating drinking water to reduce the risk of these adverse health effects. Treatment such as proper filtering and disinfecting of the water removes or destroys microbiological contaminants. Drinking water which is treated to meet EPA requirements is associated with little to none of this risk and should be considered safe. Failure to meet this requirement does not necessarily mean that the water is unsafe or that alternate sources of water should be used.
The water system has scheduled and had our tanks inspected. The inspection of the tanks was performed March 15, 2018.
Should you have any questions concerning the content of this notice, contact the water system @ 479-643-3121 or the Engineering Section of the Department of Health 501-661-2623.
Please click below to read the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
The Elkins Water & Sewer Department services the residents inside the city limits of Elkins. We currently have approximately 1,260 household on our water and sewer system.
Deposits: $125.00 ($250.00 if First Time Water)
Service Reconnect Fee: $25.00 during working hours only
Insufficient Check Fee: $20.00
We accept cash, credit card, personal check or money order payments.
* Bills are mailed out the last day of every month and are due by the 15th of the following month. A 10% late charge is applied at 8:00 am on the 16th of every month. If the 15th of the month falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the late penalty will be applied at 8:00 am. on the first working day after the 15th. Service will be disconnected for non-payment on the 10th of the following month.
If you have questions or complaints about your water and sewer service or for more information please call the Water & Sewer Department.
Water & Sewer Superintendent- Duane Foster
Water & Sewer Office Manager- Michelle Plumlee
Included in trash service are 2-64 Gallon Carts.
64-Gallon: $13.69/month-Holds Two 32 gal bag or less/week