Water Main Flushing Program
The Annual Water Main Flushing program takes place in areas and subdivisions that are served by Spotsylvania County's Utilities Department (SCU). The 2019 Water Main Flushing program will begin on March 18, 2019 and continue through May 2019.
What is the Annual Water Main Flushing Program?
What is the change in the disinfection process during the flushing period?
Information about this program will be sent to customers via bill insert and notices are posted in the local newspaper, The Free Lance Star. Typically, crews work each day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 7:30am until 3:30pm, and entire subdivisions are completed in one to two days. An estimated schedule of flushing dates for each area or subdivision is provided on this website.
Below, you find a list of the subdivisions and areas where flushing was completed during the 2018 program. We will post the 2019 schedule very soon.
Areas Completed in 2018
Coming Soon: 2019 Flushing Schedule
IMPORTANT: During the flushing of the water mains in your immediate area, you may notice a temporary reduction of water pressure or some discoloration in your tap water. This discoloration condition is not harmful and should clear up quickly by leaving your cold water running for approximately 15 minutes, once flushing in your neighborhood is complete. We suggest you do not wash clothes during these operations in your neighborhood.
If discoloration persists, please call (540) 507-7300, option 2, M-F, 8am-4:30pm, or after-hours/weekends/holidays, please call (540) 507-7340 or (540) 507-7350.
Additionally, to reduce/prevent erosion problems, please check your culvert pipes and ditches to make sure they are free of leaves and debris.
We appreciate your cooperation and we will endeavor to keep any inconvenience to a minimum.
Business Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Customer Service & Billing Questions:
Phone: (540) 507-7300, option 1
Utilities/Public Works Main Office:
600 Hudgins Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Main Office: (540) 507-7300
Fax: (540) 898-3674
If you have an after-hours emergency, please contact:
or (540) 507-7350
Benjamin L. Loveday, P.E.
Director Utilities/Public Works
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