Cheat Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant
MUB assumed operational responsibility for the Cheat Lake waste water treatment plant in the late 1990s. At that time the plant was privately owned, and the operator was unable to meet the growing needs of the area. MUB acquired the plant, and with a $10 million project in 2000, upgraded the plant and expanded its service area to include most of the Cheat lake region.
The Cheat Lake plant is a completely independent facility from MUB’s Star City wastewater treatment plant. The current capacity of the Cheat Lake plant is 750,000 gallons per day, serving just more than 2,000 customers. The plant provides a secondary level of treatment, using extended aeration technology.