Welcome Home! The City of Shinnston is located in the heart of "Mountaineer Country" in North Central West Virginia. With over 2,240 residents, Shinnston combines a proud history, a solid present, and an exciting future and provides a unique quality of life to families and individuals looking for the small town life, with easy access to larger areas.
On our web pages you will find all the information you need to know about our community, its economy, education system, recreation, special events, and local government, as well as other interesting sites about West Virginia. Shinnston is also one of ten award-winning Blueprint Communities in the state of West Virginia and is committed to developing its assets to the fullest of its potential. Our community also plays host to Frontier Days, Relay for Life and many other community involvement programs designed to better our area. We invite you to tour our town and enjoy our site.
First New Water Filter Installed
The first of two new filters has been successfully installed at the Water Treatment Plant. As a result, the city's request of customers to curtail excess water use has been lifted.
Earlier this year the City was approved for financing on a lease/purchase agreement allowing for the purchase and installation of new filters. These will replace the existing filters which have been in place since the plant was constructed in 1978.
The new filters are expected to greatly increase efficiency in plant operations, both in terms of monetary operations as well as capacity to produce water.
The installation of these new filters is a major component of the City’s plan to maximize efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs associated with operation of the utilities, while also allowing for increased capacity and quality of product.
You can view the city's Utilities Improvement Plan here.
The mission of the City of Shinnston is to provide excellent utility, public works, and customer services; to encourage economic development of the City; to ensure public safety; and to foster an atmosphere of community involvement.