The City of Martinsburg distributes water from their two filtration plants through a network of distribution mains varying in size from 2” through 24”.
Due to topography the water system operates two distinct pressure zones within and around the city. Storage tanks consist of four separate off site storage units with a combined capacity of 4.0 million gallon storage with pumping booster stations to promote tank turn over. Martinsburg also maintains seven points of interconnection to the Berkeley County Public Service Water district to provide water to their customers.
The low zone is mainly serving areas at elevations of 626.00 MSL or less. This would be the original water service areas of the city eastward. Off site storage and pumping consists of Red Hill Tank Site – 2.0 million gallon storage with duplex pumping station, Western Avenue Tanks Site - .20 million gallon storage with a tri-plex pumping station and Stuckey Court Site - .267 million gallon storage with a dual booster and fire flow pumping station. This zone is equipped with numerous points of inter-connection between the high zone to enhance water transfer water between the zones during emergencies.
The high zone is mainly serving areas between the elevations 699.00 MSL to 626.00 max of the low zone area. This would be the areas in the west end of the city including in and around the City Hospital and areas west of the Interstate 81. Off site storage for this zone is provided by the Boyd Orchard Tank Site – 1.5 million gallon storage with dual booster and fire flow pumping station. This zone is equipped with numerous points of inter-connection between the low zone to enhance the transfer of water between the zones during emergencies.