For Immediate Release

June 4, 2019

BOS Calls Special Meeting to
Discuss JOJ Water Concerns

            The Prince George County Board of Supervisors has called a special meeting for June 10 to discuss ongoing water concerns at the Jordan on the James subdivision.

            The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Administration Building.  This will be the only item on the agenda. 

            A weather incident a couple weeks ago damaged the water storage unit that serves Jordan on the James and has caused emergency repair measures to be implemented.  This has caused low water pressure at times for customers at the JOJ, along with reports of discolored water. 

            Utilities Director Frank Haltom has asked residents to conserve water as much as possible until the repairs can be completed, which is estimated to take at least 6-8 weeks.

            “The County is working diligently to procure the necessary engineers and contractors,” commented Haltom in a press release distributed last week.  “The design and construction of the new roof and sanitizing the reservoir to return the water system to normal operation is anticipated to take 6 to 8 weeks. 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.”

            At the special BOS meeting, residents will receive a presentation from Haltom on the entire water situation, and then the audience will be allowed to ask questions and make comments. 

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