The Raleigh County Public Service District is a public, potable water provider which serves in excess of 6,800 customers in Raleigh County. The District is a governmental entity created to provide a safe and reliable source of potable water to the residents of the county.
The District was created in October 1976 by the Raleigh County Commission. The District was created to provide water to areas not served by an existing district, water company, or municipality.
Raleigh County Public Service District has facilities throughout Raleigh County. The business office is located at 224 East Main Street in Sophia, WV. The Coal City Water Plant is located at the intersection of Independence Road and Route 29. This site also includes the District’s field office, garage, and storage for equipment and inventory. There is also a water plant operated in the community of Rhodell. There are 23 storage tanks with a total capacity of 4,445,000 gallons of water located throughout the 10 separate systems operated by the District.
Raleigh County Public Service District is governed by a three-person Board of Directors appointed by the Raleigh County Commission. The Board members are Jack D. Keen, Chairman; Steve Zilinksi, Secretary; and Paul Flanagan, Treasurer.