Virginia American Water Awards Grants to Five Volunteer Fire Departmentsarrow

July 06, 2020

Alexandria, Va.  – Virginia American Water has awarded $2,500 in grants to volunteer fire departments in communities within its Eastern District. The grants are part of an annual company program to financially assist rural fire departments within Virginia American Water service areas. Virginia American Water's Eastern District is comprised of 18 separate water systems serving more than 2,600 customers across five counties on or near Virginia's Northern Neck. Each department listed below has been granted $500 to advance fire protection and public safety. “The brave men and women who serve as firefighters and emergency responders have a remarkable sense of duty to protect and assist their neighbors,” said Barry Suits, president, Virginia American Water. “Through our annual firefighting grant program, we can thank them for their heroism and help th...

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Virginia American Water Announces 2020 Environmental Grant Recipients: Grant Program Provides $7,500 to Support Source Water Protection Projectsarrow

June 08, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 18, 2020) – Virginia American Water has selected four initiatives across the state to receive funding through the company’s 2020 Environmental Grant Program.Since 2005, Virginia American Water’s Environmental Grant Program has been providing funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities. ​“Virginia American Water is committed to protecting our natural resources and we are proud to support the efforts of local organizations that share our vision," said Barry Suits, president of Virginia American Water. “We applaud the work of these organizations to develop the next generation of environmental stewards who will cherish these resources and educate others on the critical role that nature plays in our everyday...

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Virginia American Water Recommends Building Operators and Schools Flush Pipes to Maintain Water Quality arrow

May 18, 2020

Virginia American Water remains committed to keeping you informed as we continue our work to deliver clean, safe and reliable water and wastewater services to you during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “Extended periods of inactivity in buildings can cause lead leaching or legionella growth in water pipes and taking proper steps can help minimize potential exposure to both of these contaminants," said Barry Suits, president of Virginia American Water. “As buildings reopen, businesses, school districts and property management teams will begin the process of restarting building systems that have been dormant for a significant amount of time. Proper reopening procedures help in verifying that water systems and equipment are in safe working order.” The general purpose of flushing is to bring fresh water into all sections of the building.  This will req...

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Virginia American Water Invests $250,000 in Dale City Infrastructurearrow

May 10, 2020

DALE CITY, V.A. – MAY 11, 2020 – Virginia American Water will replace approximately 640 feet of aging water main in Dale City beginning the week of May 11. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along Fallbrook Lane from Fairhope Road to Cul-De-Sac. This $250,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is part of Virginia American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in our communities across the state.  Virginia American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Prince William Pipeline, will begin work on or about May 11 and expects to finish by the end of July, weather permitting. Work ...

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Virginia American Water Warns Against Flushing Sanitizing and “Flushable” Wipesarrow

Virginia American Water Warns Against Flushing Sanitizing and “Flushable” Wipes
March 26, 2020

Use of wipes impacts wastewater treatment facilities and could lead to sewer backups and unexpected repair bills Dale City, Va. – March 26, 2020 – With hand hygiene at the top of everyone’s minds and toilet paper in high demand, many households are increasing their use of sanitizing wipes and “flushable” wipes. However, Virginia American Water, which provides wastewater services in Dale City, is telling customers not to flush these wipes down the toilet. Flushing wipes, paper towels, or other paper products not intended for use in wastewater systems, down the toilet can lead to sewer backups and in-home plumbing issues which may be expensive to repair. Even wipes labeled as “flushable” or “biodegradable” can cause backups for sewer utilities and headaches for homeowners. “Many sewer blockages occur between your house and o...

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Water Treatment Barriers Provide Drinking Water Protectionarrow

March 17, 2020

Virginia American Water places moratorium on shutoffs ALEXANDRIA, VA ― (March 17, 2020) ― At Virginia American Water, the health and safety of our customers, communities and employees is our top priority. We provide an essential service that is critically important and like many other companies in the U.S. and across the globe, American Water has established coronavirus preparedness plans. It is important for you to know that Virginia American Water’s drinking water treatment barriers provide protection that includes filtration and disinfection of our surface water supplies (e.g., rivers) and disinfection of our ground water sources (e.g., underground wells). These treatments are effective in removing and/or inactivating viruses. Our water meets all current federal and state drinking water requirements. Virginia American Water purchases treated water from Fairfax Water fo...

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1/27/2020, 5pm: Virginia American Water LIFTS Boil Water Advisory for Customers in Hopewell District arrow

January 27, 2020

Customers no longer need to boil tap water before consuming HOPEWELL, Va. (January 27, 2020, 5 p.m.) – Virginia American Water has LIFTED the boil water advisory that was issued as a precautionary measure for customers in its Hopewell district, which includes the City of Hopewell, as well as the subdivisions of New Birchett Estates, Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek West, Stratford Woods and Mullberry Woods in Prince George County. The results from samples taken from the water system meet all state and federal water quality standards. The boil water advisory was issued on Saturday, January 25 following a drop in water pressure due to an interruption of power at Virginia American Water’s Hopewell treatment facility. Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking, usin...

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1/26/2020, 5pm: Water Service Update for Virginia American Water’s Hopewell District arrow

January 26, 2020

Customers are reminded to boil water until further notice Bottled water distribution continues tomorrow, Monday, January 27   HOPEWELL, Va. (January 26, 2020, 5 p.m.) – As a result of a loss of water pressure due to an interruption of power at Virginia American Water’s Hopewell treatment facility, the company’s Hopewell district is still under a boil water advisory. “We are testing the water quality in the Hopewell system and are hopeful that we will be able to approve a return to usual water use soon,” said Barry Suits, president, Virginia American Water. “However, customers should continue to boil water before using until the company notifies them that the boil water advisory has been lifted.” On Saturday, January 25, Virginia American Water issued a precautionary boil water advisory for all of its customers in the City of Hopew...

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1/25/2020, 10pm: Water Service Update for Virginia American Water’s Hopewell District arrow

January 25, 2020

Bottled water distribution center located at Hopewell High School beginning Sunday morning, January 26   HOPEWELL, Va. (January 25, 2020, 10 p.m.) – As a result of a loss of water pressure due to an interruption of power at Virginia American Water’s Hopewell treatment facility, customers in part of the company’s Hopewell district are experiencing low water pressure. As water service is restored to full pressure this evening, Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for all its customers in the City of Hopewell as well as the subdivisions of New Birchett Estates, Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek West, Strattford Woods and Mullberry Woods in Prince George County. Please note that a boil water advisory is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is loss of pressure in water mains. Virginia American Water will provide informati...

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Virginia American Water Invests Nearly $6.3 Million in Alexandria Water Infrastructure Improvements This Fall arrow

Virginia American Water Invests Nearly $6.3 Million in Alexandria Water Infrastructure Improvements This Fall
September 12, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 12, 2019) — Virginia American Water is investing nearly $6.3 million to improve and replace aging water infrastructure in Alexandria. The new water main installation projects will enhance water service reliability and fire protection for customers in the Old Town, Del Ray and West End neighborhoods in Alexandria, as well as increase fire hydrant and household and business water pressure to Potomac Yard and Potomac Greens. Virginia American Water recently began the installation of 4,800 feet of 16-inch transmission water main. This $2.5 million project will provide the nearly 165 fire hydrants along the pipeline route and in the Potomac Yard and Potomac Greens neighborhoods with increased water pressure. In addition, customers in Potomac Yard and Potomac Greens will experience improved water pressure in their homes and businesses. Weather permitting, th...

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