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Fall Pipe Protection

Now is the time of year to start thinking about protecting your pipes from changing temperatures. Fall is a great time to disconnect and turn off the water connection to your hose bib(s) outside.

When temperatures drop outside, water can often expand and freeze in pipes. This can put a lot of stress on pipes and can result in a burst or cracked pipe. Typically, this affects outdoor hose bibs and water supply pipes in unheated areas like basements and garages. 

Dale C. Hammes Administration Building Main Entry Renovation

UPDATE: This work is now complete and vsitors can access the main entry.

The main entry of the Dale C. Hammes Administration Building in Ashburn is currently closed due to work being performed by contractors to replace deteriorating concrete. While the entry is closed, Loudoun Water asks that customers enter the building through a temporary visitor entrance on the side of the building, as labeled on the map below.

Signs have been placed around the Loudoun Water campus to direct visitors to the temporary visitor parking and entrance.

National Preparedness 2018

Severe weather and other emergencies can happen at any time, which is why it is so important to always prepare for the unexpected. Loudoun Water encourages residents during National Preparedness Month to take water-related preparations in the event of an emergency. As you are aware, water is an essential element to survival and a necessary item in an emergency supplies kit.

Leaks to Look for During Fix a Leak Week 2018

Did you know that in the United States, household leaks account for more than 1 TRILLION gallons of wasted water each year? These leaks can increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. Looking for leaks in your home can seem overwhelming, but they are usually fairly easy to spot!

Loudoun Water encourages all customers to make regular leak inspection and maintenance a part of their regular routine. For Fix A Leak Week 2018 take a few moments to see if you can find and fix any of the following common water leaks in your home! Easy leaks to check for include:

2018 Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing

Each spring, Loudoun Water and other utilities around the country begin hydrant flushing. This is done by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time. It is done as a way to maintain high water quality in our distribution system. This year, flushing in the Loudoun Water service area will begin the week of March 26th and will continue for about 12 weeks. The flushing of hydrants around the service area will have no effect on water usage.