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 started March 18th and ended May 29th.

Customers were notified about the 2019 flushing program via bill insert and notices posted in the local newspaper, The Free Lance Star. During the flushing season, crews work each day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m and entire subdivisions are completed in one to two days. 

Important Notice

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, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, or after-hours/weekends/holidays, please call 540-507-7344 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.