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Buckhannon Water Department safely demolishes St. Joseph’s Water Tank; Capacity replaced and increased in 2018 with second Victoria Hill tank

July 16, 2019

BUCKHANNON, WV: The Buckhannon Water Department staff razed the old, decommissioned water tank on the hill to the west of St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday. The tank’s capacity was previously replaced and increased with the addition of a second tank on Victoria Hill in 2018. Great job to all the staff involved in these projects!

Ribbon-cutting at the new Victoria Hill tank in March of 2018.

The Harley A. Brown Memorial Water Plant and Buckhannon Water Department provide water service to approximately 4,000 households and businesses in Buckhannon. The City water distribution system also provides water to three public service districts and one water association in Upshur County, serving over 24,000 people combined. The water plant maintains equipment with the technology to treat and monitor a maximum of 5.76 million gallons of water, with an average daily production of nearly 2 million gallons. The department also maintains 42 miles of water lines serving customers throughout the City and surrounding area. To ensure high-quality service, each water department employee holds a valid water distribution license or plant operator license. The City of Buckhannon Water Department is consistently ranked in the top tier of the state’s water systems for both affordability and financial soundness, as well as meeting all health and environmental standards.


Media: Callie Cronin Sams, or (304) 472-1651