Charleston, West Virginia – West Virginia American Water announced in August that it had completed its acquisition of the Queen Shoals Public Service District (QSPSD) water system. The transaction was approved by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia following several years of discussion.
Queen Shoals PSD previously purchased water through an interconnection with West Virginia American Water, but owned its water distribution system and was responsible for operations, maintenance, billing and rates. The system serves 215 customers.
When QSPSD experienced extreme duress after flooding destroyed the supply main for the water system in 2016, West Virginia American Water provided emergency assistance to help restore water service to QSPSD customers.
“We were proud to assist Queen Shoals PSD following the floods in 2016, and we are equally pleased to become the long-term, sustainable water utility solution for this community and its citizens,” said Brian Bruce, president of West Virginia American Water.
West Virginia American Water is the largest water utility in the state, providing water services to approximately 550,000 people.