About the Coronavirus and Your Drinking Water

A safe and abundant supply of water is the most important Public Health component of any community. The Berkeley County Public Service Water District is preparing to ensure an uninterrupted supply of water under any circumstance. We are particularly focused on continuing operational activities with limited staff.

We have inventoried significant amounts of chemicals to treat the water supply, and we have made provisions to ensure continuity of Plant Operations. Our repair crews have prepared equipment and supplies to respond to any water mains breaks in an efficient manner.

In adhering to the social distancing guidance provided by the CDC, for the safety of our employees and customers, Berkeley Water is limiting in-person interactions as much as possible, and as such, the District’s buildings and facilities are closed to the public until further notice.  Customers are encouraged to utilize the District’s online resources and telephonic payment options to remain current with their water, sewer, and storm water service bills.  These options are available by visiting www.berkeleywater.org or calling 304-263-8566.  Payments and any forms may also be left  in the after-hours drop box.

The good news during this time of uncertainty is that the water supply is a safe and beneficial means to keep the community healthy. Due to the treatment process, viruses – such as the COVID 19, cannot be transmitted via a water supply.

The District will stay in communications with the Public Service Commission, the Department of Health, and other sources of information during this time of dynamic change.

For additional information about the Coronavirus and drinking water, please visit:

CDC

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

EPA – Drinking Water and Wastewater FAQs