Utilities/Public Works Notices

9/19/18 Special Notice:  E-Mail Services for Spotsylvania County are not functional at this time.  To apply for water and sewer services, please fax applications to 540-898-3674 or stop by our office at 600 Hudgins Road, Fredericksburg, VA  22408 until further notice.  
Please note the fax number on the application is an E-Fax number and has been affected by this outage.  Should you have any questions, please contact 540-507-7300, option 1.  
We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Harrison Road Convenience Center:  Suspension of Commercial Brush/Leaf/Landscape Debris Collection

Effective Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Harrison Road Convenience Center (5917 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA) will suspend collection of commercial brush, leaves and landscape debris at the facility.  Residential brush and leaf collection will continue.  This change is in response to the limited ability to safely handle and store high volumes of materials at this site.  Commercial users are defined as those customers delivering brush/leaves/landscape debris by means of mechanical dumping (dump trucks, box trucks, dump trailers) and vehicles clearly associated with a related commercial business (trucks with advertisements, trailers with multiple mowers, multiple site visits within 24 hours, etc.).  Commercial customers may still bring brush, leaves, and landscape debris to the Livingston Landfill (6241 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, VA).

Spotsylvania County Utilities Water Meter Upgrades

Spotsylvania County Utilities (SCU) is dedicated to providing the most efficient and safest water service possible.  Over the next 24 months, our partnered installation Contractor will be installing automated smart meters throughout SCU's service area.  We will update the Smart Metering web page with start dates for the various areas our contractors will visit.  Smart Metering (Link)  Here is the Project Information Bulletin (PDF).  Should you have any questions about smart metering, please contact SCU's Customer Service department at (540) 507-7300, option 1.   

Household Hazardous Waste Event

The next Household Hazardous Waste And E-Waste Collection Event will be held October 13, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at Chancellor Recycling Center, 5917 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407.  Information Bulletin (pdf)  

Companies Providing In-Home Water Sampling

It has recently come to our attention that some neighborhoods within Spotsylvania County Utilities (SCU) service district are being offered free in-home water testing. Sample vials with literature are being dropped off offering free water tests. These vials and literature are not being distributed by SCU employees, but are being delivered by a private company selling in-home filtration units. Public water supplied by SCU to your home must meet stringent federal and state regulations. SCU provides water that meets or exceeds all federal and state regulations for over 113 listed potential contaminants including lead and bacteria. Please take a moment to review our Annual Water Quality Report for more information.

Sanitary Sewer Line Cleaning Program 

Sanitary sewer line cleaning will take place in the Salem Station area until September 28, 2018.  Generally, this work takes place Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-3:00pm, excluding holidays.  Please see the Sanitary Sewer Line Cleaning link for more information.  

Draft 2018 Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual

Spotsylvania County Utilities (SCU) has performed the 5-year update of the Utilities Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual.  The Draft 2018 Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual is available for viewing.  Comments will be accepted through September 10th as noted in the memorandum.  

Utilities Contacts for the Development Community

Spotsylvania County Department of Utilities/Public Works contacts for new development and initial planning, construction inspection and site plan review.

Regulatory Reminder

The Spotsylvania County Utilities Department would like to remind the development community of several key documents and regulatory guidelines that govern the design and installation of water and sanitary sewer utilities.  Here is a non-exclusive list of mandatory provisions.  

Regulatory Reminder Memorandum (pdf)

Spotsylvania County Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual (link)

12VAC 5-590 Virginia Waterworks Regulations (link)

9VAC 25-790 Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations (link)

Design Standards Manual Notice - Unattended Water Lines

During the installation of new water lines, all pipes shall be plugged or capped in accordance with the Spotsylvania Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual Section 3.4.3.1.  Plywood or plastic will not be deemed acceptable.  The Spotsylvania County Utilities Department will be conducting additional inspections to ensure compliance with this standard.  

Unattended Water Lines Memorandum (pdf)

Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual Section 3.4.3.1 (pdf)