Virginia American Water Main Repair Scheduled for Monday, December 14

Traffic on Woodlawn Street will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hopewell, Va. (December 10, 2020) — On Monday, December 14, Virginia American Water will be making scheduled repairs on a 16-inch water transmission main on Woodlawn Street, between Ashland Avenue and Colonial Corner Drive.

Traffic on Woodlawn Street will be reduced to one lane during the project, which will begin at 9am with traffic management and area preparations. Working with local, qualified contractor, Perkinson Construction, repair work is expected to begin by 10:30am and completed by 4pm. Virginia American Water worked with the City of Hopewell to schedule the work with minimal impact on traffic during peak commute times. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required for project completion.

“Our essential employees have been working throughout COVID-19,” said Casey Allen, Vice President of Operations, Virginia American Water. As the largest water company in the state, we’re committed to continue making needed repairs and improvements to support our key focus of delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable water service to our customers, including the 9,300 residential, commercial and industrial customers in our Hopewell District.

Virginia American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites. The company also asks the public to recognize the essential work being done by its employees and contractors and to adhere to social distancing recommendations for everyone’s safety. For more information or questions about the project, customers may visit the Alerts page of the company’s website at, the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages or call the Customer Service Center at 800-452-6863.



Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 325,000 people. For more information, visit and follow Virginia American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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