Leadsville Public Service District provides sewer service to portions of Crystal Springs, Highland Park, portions of Harpertown, Woodridge, and Cravensdale areas of Elkins. The District provides water service to the Cravensdale, Gilman, Kerens, and Montrose areas outside of Elkins.  

Public Service Announcement


Exceeded Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for Haloacetic Acids

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, you as our customers have the right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct the situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Test results for 04/011/2021 and 06/30/2021 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Haloacetic Acids.

The average level of Haloacetic Acids over the last four quarter was 62.9µg/L at SM#2 CHERRY FORK RD, MONTROSE location. The standard for Haloacetic Acids is 60.0µg/L.

What should I do?

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, it is recommended you consult your doctor.

What does this mean?

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing Haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What happened? What is being done?

Haloacetic acids are a byproduct of the disinfectant residual, organic content at the time of disinfectant application, water temperature, and detention time (water age). Leadsville PSD has limited control over the treatment process being a class WD purchasing system. All water is purchased from the City of Elkins. Leadsville PSD is currently working with the City of Elkins water plant and WV-DHHR-BPH-OEHS to find solutions for these high levels. As of February 2018, the City of Elkins has been operating its new water plant which has changed the process from which the District receives water. Changes to the District’s flushing plan may be needed and the District has taken additional sampling to help determine what changes will need to be made.

The average level of Haloacetic Acids over the last four quarters has dropped to 62.9 ug/L from the previous four quarter level of 69.1 ug/L. The current high average includes the test results for 04/01/2021 and 06/30/2021 resulting in a continued high average.

For more information, please contact Josh Currence at 304-636-8834 or PO Box 1336, Elkins, WV 26241.

Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

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  • 8:30AM to 12:30PM but usually open to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday

Phone Number

  • (304) 636-8834

Office Location

  • 108 Second Street Elkins, WV  26241 

Mailing Address

  • PO BOX 1336 Elkins, WV 26241 

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  • Payments can be made at Davis Trust Co if you have your bill card.

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