Backflow Test Submission Portal
This portal will guide you through the digital Backflow Test submission process!
Certified Backflow Testers
Please click here for a list of West Virginia Certified Backflow Testers registered on our Backflow Test Submission Portal.
If you’re experiencing a plumbing issue related to sewage or water, and there is a chance the issue could be coming from outside your home or business, give MUB a call before hiring a plumber. A MUB technician will be dispatched to review the problem. If the issue is on MUB’s end it will be repaired at no cost to you. If the issue is on your end, MUB will inform you of this and there will be no fee for the consultation. This is just another way MUB is here for you!
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention
MUB's cross connection and backflow program plays an important role in protecting community water supplies. The program educates the community about issues involving backflow and enforces various ordinances regulating direct and indirect cross connections. For information about backflow please visit our Cross Connection and Backflow page here, email email@example.com, or contact a backflow engineer at 304-292-8443.
MUB maintains a highly skilled staff of professional engineers capable of resolving the most complex issues. The team develops plans for various operations and upgrades, completely designs systems using sophisticated software, implements designs, and holds contractors accountable. By maintaining on-site staff capable of analyzing and resolving issues MUB can meet nearly any operational challenge. This adds tremendous value to customers and the community overall.
MUB manages stormwater flows for the City of Morgantown and occasionally the surrounding area when expertise is required (see a Google map approximating our stormwater area here). The storm sewer system includes 105 miles of storm pipe of varying sizes and shapes, and nearly 4,000 inlets. It also includes an undetermined number and length of ditches and streams which combine with the hard infrastructure to provide a complete storm network.
Exactly how stormwater is managed depends on the location of the stormwater drain. While some stormwater flows to our Star City Wastewater Treatment Plant, other stormwater flows directly to the Monongahela River or local streams. Because of this MUB staff engage in various outreach and educational activities throughout the year. For a list of events please visit here. If you would like a presentation on stormwater (or anything related to MUB) please email Chris Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 304.225.3658.
For more detailed information on our stormwater program, including information for residents, businesses and contractors, please visit our stormwater page by clicking here. This pagecontain a variety of information and links to stormwater related resources. If you have questions give us a call at 304.292.8443, email us at email@example.com, of check out our stormwater FAQ. And be sure to to take our stormwater survey by clicking here!
Water Resource Protection
Protecting and monitoring water resources is an important part of what MUB does. Every day MUB staff are in the community doing everything from presentations, to partnering with other organizations, to system maintenance, to implementing complex science and state-of-the-art technologies.
In fact, MUB's source water protection planning and program is second to none. For detailed information on source water protection efforts please click here. You may also be interested in our tracking of above ground storage tanks (AST). You can learn more about this initiative as well as checkout a map depicting their locations at our AST site.
You may also be interested in the water quality monitoring that MUB does at the Morgantown Industrial Park (MIP) gas well operation. MUB analyzes the data to ensure the quality of water at intake is not compromised and publishes the data online (click here for the data).
If your organization would like a presentation or information on protecting our water resources give Chris Dale a call at 304.225.3658 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waste Water Collection and Treatment
26 combined years of being recognized for excellence in waste water treatment.
MUB operates two waste water treatment plants: A combined treatment plant located in Star City (both stormwater and raw sewage flow to the plant) and a smaller plant at Cheat Lake that treats only raw sewage. The treated flow average at the Star City plant in 2012 was 10.12 million gallons per day. The rated capacity of the plant is 12 million gallons per day although in wet weather the plant can treat 16 million gallons. On average, the Cheat Lake plant treats 750,000 gallons of wastewater per day, serving more than 2,000 customers.
Both plants have been recognized across multiple years by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies with Platinum Awards. These awards pay tribute to facilities that achieve perfect compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements for five or more consecutive years. Such recognition demonstrates the professionalism of MUB waste water treatment staff and their dedication to protecting the people of Morgantown as well as the environment.
In 2017 MUB began a $78,000,000 upgrade of the Star City Waste Water Treatment Plant. This project also included upgrading the Poponoe Run Interceptor that runs through Krepps Park, bringing the total project to $101,000,000. The upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant increases plant capacity from 12 million gallons a day to nearly 21 million gallons day, This means that the plant is designed to not only meet the current needs of our area but future growth as well, What’s more, these upgrades are being done in a manner that will allow the plant to be expanded at far lower incremental costs when the eventual need arises.
Water Treatment and Distribution
Every day MUB services touch the lives of every person in our community with the most basic element of life: water.
Every year the community grows and MUB must ensure that growth can be met.
While balancing these two priorities is certainly a challenge, it's a challenge that MUB successfully manages every moment of every day. This is because MUB staff not only understand the tremendous responsibility of their jobs but are always looking to improve.
MUB's commitment to excellence is also why $40 million was invested in the water treatment plant to conduct a state-of-the-art upgrade. The upgrade provides area residents with the highest quality water possible while positioning MUB to not only meet increasingly stringent state and federal guidelines but the growing infrastructure needs of the area.
An important component of the overall upgrade involved the installation of a membrane system for filtering water. This system significantly increases water quality by adding a protective barrier against various viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the upgrade includes updates to the water monitoring system and increased water treatment capacity.
Additionally, MUB is constructing a new 370,000,000 gallon raw water reservoir just outside of Morgantown. This reservoir will provide a secondary water supply capable of providing water for up to 33 days if used exclusively in the event of a water contamination issue along the Monongahela River. This is sufficient to meet both the current emergency needs and the projected needs of the area for the next 30 years.
Improvements such as these are critical to not only ensuring customer safety and area growth but is a primary reason Morgantown is consistently rated one of the best small cities in America. By keeping an eye on the future MUB is able to improve water quality while simultaneously contributing to area growth.
For additional information on MUB water quality check out the annual Consumer Confidence Report. The report contains important information about the source and quality of local drinking water. Also, the FAQ section contains answers to common water related questions.