GUIDELINES

      The following guidelines will assist you in making your connection to the Elk Valley PSD’s sewer system. If you have a question about making the connection, you may call 304-965-1676 between 7:30a.m.and 4:00p.m. Monday through Friday.


      1. Homeowners are responsible for constructing the sewer line (customer service line) from their house to the EVPSD’s sewer system. The EVPSD will construct a 6” diameter tap to your property line, or to the edge of our easement if the main line was already constructed on your property. The location of the end of the tap will be marked with a stake or paint. The customer is responsible to actually make the connection.


      2. If you are constructing only one single-family dwelling to the sewer line, a 4” diameter pipe may be used. If you are connecting two or more single-family dwellings or an apartment building to the sewer, the minimum pipe size that can be used is 6” in diameter.


      3. The pipe and fittings must be the SDR 35 with the rubber gasket joints and bearing the class designation on the side. It also must be visible to EVPSD’s inspectors or the pipe may not be used.


      4. The pipe must be laid at a slope of a least 1/8 an inch per foot. Point the bell of the pipe uphill.


      5. Restaurants, schools, and other eating establishments must install a grease trap.


      6. Car washes, service stations, and mechanic garages must install grit traps and oil and water separators.


      7. The pipe must be installed in bedding material halfway up the side of the pipe. Thoroughly tamp the bedding material in place. Use either sand, sand/gravel mix, crusher rock, or river gravel for the bedding.


      8. You must construct a clean-out on the outside of your structure’s foundation to clear any blockages that may occur. You must also install a clean out every 100’ of pipe and at every pipe fitting. You can obtain a diagram of the layout at our office.


      9. Connect to the sewer using a Fernco (brand name, or equal) rubber coupling with stainless steel bands.


      10. Do not backfill the pipeline until it has been inspected by the Elk Valley PSD. Call 304-965-1676 to make an appointment to have your customer service line and the connection inspected. Inspectors will be made Monday thru Friday during normal working hours.


      11. It is illegal to connect roof drains, footer drains or any other type of drain that allows rainwater or other surface drainage to enter the sewer system. This is a violation of the Elk Valley PSD’s Sewer Use Ordinance and also a violation of the WV Public Service Commission’s Rules for the Government of Sewer Utilities (we will insert link later).


      12. Once your sewer line has been inspected and approved, you may backfill the trench.


      13. A $250.00 tap fee is charged to all new customers. The fee will generally be charged for each water meter installed on the property.

 
     

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Mail: PO Box 7175, Charleston, WV 25356
Location: 100 Bream Drive, Elkview, WV 25071
Billing Phone: 304-932-0898
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sewer Emergencies: 304-965-1676
Billing Inquiries Email: billing@elkvalleypsd.com
General Info Email: info@elkvalleypsd.com