Current Projects

Look here to find information on current projects happening in our community to enhance your water service. 



This project extends a water line to support the development of planned tourism facilities, as well as upgrade other parts of Wilderness PSD's distribution system to create reliable and consistent water for all existing and future development in the project area, which includes areas within an opportunity zone in Nicholas County.  Funding will also be used to upgrade the Summersville Water Works distribution system, a critical part of the inter-related network.  The waterline extension portion of the project involves construction of 150 linear feet of 8-inch line, 2,700 linear feet of 6-inch line, and a 120,000 gallon elevated water storage tank.  The upgrades in Summersville include 1,450 linear feet of 8-inch line and 1,600 linear feet of 6-inch line.  The final component, which supports both systems, includes the construction of a 150 gallons per minute booster station and the upgrade of the Whitewater Road pump station from 140 gallons per minute to 250 gallons per minute.


Wilderness PSD filed an application for federal financial assistance with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service.  The project includes replacing the main transmission line running from the water treatment plant along WV Route 41 to Mt. Nebo, upgrading a section along Ridgeview Drive in Mt. Lookout and replacing all existing touch-read meters with radio read meters.  

On August 3, 2020, Wilderness PSD was awarded USDA Rural Development Community Programs funding for our Upgrades Project, Phase One.

January 2023 - Sealed bids for the Phase 1 project will be received until 1:30 p.m. on February 21, 2023, at which time the bids received will be publicly opened and read.

February 27, 2023 - Contracts 1 and 2 were awarded to Chojnacki Construction.

April 20, 2023 - RUS Pre-Loan Closing and Pre-Construction Meeting were held.

April 24, 2023 - RUS Loan Closing.

May 2023 - Construction is now under way.

April 2024 - All new radio-read meters are in the process of being installed.

May 2024 - Construction is now complete for the line upgrades portion of our project.