Alpine Lake Public Utilities Company
1813 Alpine Lake Road
Terra Alta, WV 26764




ALPUC is pleased to announce that “Project Woodbine” will be beginning in the next couple weeks.  This project was first announced in ALPUC’s Open meeting March 21, 2015 and subsequent open meetings as well as the 2015 and 2016’s Annual meeting.  In brief this will involve replacing the existing 10” main pumping line from our Davis Tank on Woodbine down to the intersection with East Alpine Drive at the Lake which is slightly over 2,000 feet.  This line has been the cause of many leaks that result in outages over numerous years. 

For the last two years ALPUC has worked diligently with our Engineer from Stantec and the WV State Bureau of Public Health to design and obtain the permission and permits required for the project.  We have budgeted and made good use of funds that were originally used to pay B&O Tax to ensure we would have the funds required to pay for the project.

We have completed the bid stage of the project and have awarded the Contract to Dan’s Marine Service, Inc. from Grafton WV.  They contacted us that they have a current opening in their schedule and plan to begin to bring in equipment later this week or early next week.  This project should take no longer than 60 days weather permitting. 

The new line will first be laid by the existing line so that we can provide continued service until till the new line is put into operations.  We will work with the homeowners along the construction area as the project progresses.  We ask that others avoid the area during construction as our engineering team from Stantec, the ALPUC staff and Dan’s Marine Service work efficient and effectively toward the completion of “Project Woodbine”. 

We will keep customers informed of needed information on our website and customer emails we have on file. We encourage you to attend our next scheduled open meeting on March 18, 2017 at 9:00am at the lodge where the ALPUC Board will discuss the progress of the project and answer any questions you may have.  We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work to enhance our water system. 


Hello & Welcome, The Alpine Lake Public Utilities Company, which many call ALPUC, is a government-regulated, licensed, not-for-profit public utility. Formed in 1973, it has existed as a separate and completely independent corporate entity since 1990. Its businesses are water distribution and wastewater collection. ALPUC's distribution and collection systems are the largest in Preston County, subject to the same rules and regulations as those of any city, small or large (Terra Alta, Fairmont, New York City, etc.). Most ALPUC customers agree that we serve them wonderful water. We have our own wells in aquifers fed by mountain springs. No industrial complexes are nearby to spoil the quality of our water. People move to Alpine Lake for its peace and serenity, both directly related to the low-density development at Alpine Lake. Commercial customers are few, the biggest being the Alpine Lake Property Owners Association, which operates a lodge, golf course, and small motel.  ALPUC currently employs five field staff and two office personnel. ALPUC is guided by a 5-person volunteer Board of Directors. A non-stock corporation, ALPUC is not owned by anyone, but simply exists in the public domain. The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is the financial stability of the company. Directors are elected to revolving 3-Year terms by the Members of the company. A Member is anyone who receives service from ALPUC.  Alpine Lake is a late 1960's development of more than 2300 lots. There are approximately  500 houses currently, spread around a golf course and a lovely mountain lake. ALPUC does serve several customers outside Alpine Lake, however, and is subject to government regulation regarding water and sewer main extensions.

ALPUC BOARD  MEMBERS Jim Wachter - President, Mike Kubina - Board Member, Kay Bayer - Board Member, David Tucker - Secretary, Boris Nazaroff - Board Member

Public meetings for 2017 will be held in conjunction with the ALPOA meetings in March, June (annual meeting), September and November.