About the MUC
The St. Albans Municipal Utility Commission
The St. Albans Municipal Utility Commission is a municipally owned water and wastewater utility created by city ordinance on August 3, 1953. The Utility Commission serves as the policy making body for the system as regulated by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia and Bond Covenants adopted by City Council.
Water Treatment System
The St. Albans Municipal Utility Commission is a vital part of the community. The water treatment facility was originally constructed in 1921 and has been updated to provide high-quality drinking water to 6,100 residential, commercial, governmental, and industrial locations in St. Albans, Sun Valley, Riverlake, Dry Ridge, and Riverbend. The facility produces 2,200 gallons of water per minute and is capable of providing 3.6 million gallons of water per day. The St. Albans Municipal Utility Commission remains committed to always providing the highest quality water possible.
Wastewater Treatment System
The St. Albans Municipal Utility Commission is also responsible for the wastewater treatment plant, which serves 7,700 locations, which includes Amandaville and the Greater St. Albans Public Service District. The Commission completed construction of a multi-million dollar upgrade to the wastewater plant and collection system in July 2001. This project replaced a 2.5 MGD Trickling Filter technology with four state-of-the-art Reactor Basins, Ultra-Violet Disinfection, Flow Equalization, and three Aerobic Digestion Units that will be capable of treating 4.0 million gallons per day, with a storm surge capacity of 12.0 million gallons.