Department of Engineering and Utilities
Prince George County
Franklin A. Haltom, PE, Director
Phone: (804) 722-8706
Fax: (804) 733-2779
Update - Beechwood Manor Water
System Emergency Repairs
On May 6, 2019, damage to the water system was discovered that was a result of the severe weather that occurred on May 5th. The damage was caused by a tree that fell through the roof of the water storage building. The tree has been removed and a plan to remove and install a new roof is underway.
The County is currently reviewing options to provide temporary water storage to lessen the water use restrictions to our utility customers. The temporary storage will not completely remove the water restrictions but will allow customers to use water during low demand periods. The high demand periods of 5:30 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 8:30 pm will still require the current water restrictions. Once the temporary storage measures are in place, customers will be notified of the revised restrictions.
The County is working diligently to procure the necessary engineers and contractors. It is anticipated to take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to complete the construction of the new roof, sanitize the reservoir and return the water system back to normal operation. Please be reminded that these restrictions are in place to maintain the integrity of the system and assure adequate water for fire protection. Notice will be provided to lift the water restrictions as soon as the water system is back to normal operations.
The restrictions apply to all customers of the Beechwood Manor, Jordan on the James, and Eagle Preserve Water Systems. THE FOLLOWING WATER USE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
- Prohibiting the sprinkling, watering or irrigation of new or established lawns,
- Prohibiting washing of motor vehicles (including commercial vehicles) and the outdoor surfaces of all buildings and structures, sidewalks and driveways,
- Prohibiting the filling or cleaning of swimming, wading pools, and decorative fountains.
Persons found violating any provision of the restrictions shall be fined, in accordance with County Ordinance, one hundred dollars ($100.00). In the case of a continuing violation, each day’s continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense with fines escalating in accordance with Prince George County ordinance.
We understand the frustrations of our customers during this time. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Frank Haltom, Director of Engineering and Utilities, Prince George County at (804) 722-8688 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, in advance, for your cooperation.