Friendly utility providers with plenty of excess capacity

Putnam County, West Virginia is at the heart of one of the nation’s most resource-rich regions, so it’s no surprise our local utility companies have the capacity to handle all kinds of new projects. They also share a commitment to working with companies to find the most affordable ways to meet their resource needs.

Electric Power

Electricity is delivered by American Electric Power (AEP) and robust enough to handle loads of up to 7.2 MVA. Many local building sites offer access to three-phase distribution, including the Putnam Business Park and Teays Valley Business and Industrial Park, and redundant loops can be installed as needed.

Fresh Water

The Kanawha River is the primary water source for Putnam County, and water is delivered by the Putnam Public Service District. Their water plant currently has excess capacity of 2.2 million gallons per day.


Putnam Public Service District owns and operates two wastewater plants, both with significant excess capacity (up to 175,000 gallons per day). the Towns of Eleanor and Buffalo have additional excess capacity.

Natural Gas

Our area is close to the Marcellus, Rogersville, and Utica shale gas reserves, providing a nearly endless supply of affordable natural gas. Union Oil and Gas serves most of Putnam County and has capacity to handle nearly any industrial need.