Thrasher has served as the engineer of record for Hardy County Public Service District for more than ten years in a multi-phase project to provide potable water throughout rural sections of Hardy County, WV. Projects have consisted of design, survey, construction stakeout and construction management inspection services for various water system projects.

Baker Water System – The Baker/Mathias Water Distribution System, now provides water to the Central region of Hardy County which includes two schools, a nursing home, and a medical facility as well as residential customers. The total project cost of $11,150,000 included a new water treatment plant, distribution lines, and system storage.

Thrasher developed a preliminary engineering study providing both surface water and ground water source alternatives. The alternatives were evaluated in order to arrive at the most satisfactory method of providing water service to the proposed area. The selected alternative was to utilize the Lost River Site 10 dam, constructed by the Natural Resources Conservation District. This dam is a multi-purpose dam intended for water supply and flood control.


Waterline Extensions – To evaluate potential areas of water service within Hardy County, Thrasher and the PSD assessed every county route and mapped rural roads in the central region of the county for total distance, total number of customers, and customer density. Limits of the study area were defined by County lines, WV State line, and South Branch Mountain. Some areas of the PSD receive water from the Town of Moorefield while others are now served by the Hardy County PSD water treatment plant.


  • Six-week pilot study determined the effectiveness of chemical addition flocculation and sedimentation followed by membrane ultra- filtration for removal of iron manganese and turbidity from the surface water.
  • Water Treatment Plant Specifications
  • 350 GPM
  • 2-175 GPM trains including:
  • Flocculators
  • Settling Basins
  • Membrane Ultrafiltration
  • 2 trains utilized for redundancy as per West Virginia Department of Health Standards for surface water treatment.



Client: Hardy Country Public Service District
Location: Hardy County, WV
Value: $11,150,000.00


300 Association Drive Charleston, WV 25311


Jonathan Carpenter


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