Prince George County Water Customers Urged to Conserve Water Amid Moderate Drought Conditions

Prince George County Water Customers Urged to Conserve Water Amid Moderate Drought Conditions


For immediate release:
July 8, 2024

For additional information, contact: 
Franklin Haltom, P.E., Director
Department of Engineering and Utilities
(804) 722-9706
utilities@princegeorgecountyva.gov


Prince George County Water Customers Urged to Conserve Water
Amid Moderate Drought Conditions

Prince George, VA - Prince George County water customers receive their water from the Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA). ARWA uses water from Lake Chesdin, located along the Chesterfield and Dinwiddie border, to provide treated water to the members of ARWA.

ARWA and its members monitor the reservoir levels to protect the water source and ensure water is available for human consumption. The reservoir level is heavily influenced by the total rainfall that occurs within the Lake Chesdin watershed, making it vulnerable to drought conditions.

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor on July 3 indicates that much of the state is experiencing a moderate drought condition. As a result, the reservoir continues to drop toward levels that require notifying the public to take measures to conserve water. Should levels continue to drop, customers may be notified of mandatory water restrictions to protect the water source for human consumption in accordance with County Ordinance 82-40.

ARWA has also announced an encouragement for seasonal water wise conservation measures. Citizens are encouraged to visit ARWA’s website at https://arwava.org to learn more about water conservation tips.

For any additional questions or information, please contact the Department of Engineering and Utilities at utilities@princegeorgecountyva.gov or call (804) 722-8706.