The Huntington Water Quality Board is the umbrella agency for the Huntington Sanitary Board and the Huntington Stormwater Utility. The Huntington Stormwater Utility consists of the former Stormwater and Floodwall divisions in the city’s Department of Public Works.
In June 2014, Mayor Steve Williams proposed merging the functions of the Stormwater and Floodwall divisions into the Stormwater Utility and forming the Water Quality Board to oversee the new utility as well as the Sanitary Board. The proposal was aimed at achieving maximum efficiency and effectiveness of the services related to the management of water quality and quantity in the City of Huntington.
The Water Quality Board and Stormwater Utility were created by a unanimous vote of Huntington City Council on June 23, 2014. Williams immediately signed the ordinance into law, and it became effective on July 1, 2014. Read the ordinance here.
The following board members serve on the Water Quality Board, Stormwater Utility, and Sanitary Board:
- Mayor Steve Williams (chairman)
- Robert Trocin
- Jim Rorrer (vice-chairman)
The Water Quality Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in City Council chambers at City Hall. The Huntington Stormwater Utility meeting immediately follows. The Huntington Sanitary Board meets immediately following the Stormwater Utility. All of the meetings are televised live on Comcast channel 24 and streamed live on this website. Click here to view the live stream.
The Huntington Stormwater Utility will impose a Water Quality Service Fee of $7.15 per month, effective Oct. 1, 2014, for both residential and non-residential property owners. The fee will be included on Sanitary Board billing statements. All Water Quality Service Fee funds collected will be accounted for separately and must be used solely for the purposes of the Stormwater Utility. (WV Code 16-13-1).
Call 304.696.5564 or visit www.huntingtonsb.com for questions related to the Huntington Sanitary Board or the Water Quality Board. The business office of the Sanitary Board is located at 555 7th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Customers with billing questions can email [email protected].
For questions related to the Stormwater Utility, contact Stormwater Director Sherry Wilkins at 304.696.4437 or email [email protected]. The Stormwater Utility’s mailing address is P.O. Box 7578, Huntington, WV 25777. Its business office also is located at 555 7th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.
To read more about the Water Quality Board and how it was formed, click here.