Earth Day is the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on how we can all resolve to better protect our water resources, both as individuals and as a community. It can be easy to forget that water is needed for pretty much everything that is around us. Almost everything we use in our daily life requires water in its manufacturing process - from the shower curtains and paper to cell phones and tooth brushes. Even the food we eat cannot be produced without water to grow it.
Loudoun Water, the American Water Works Association and the water community across North America will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily lives. You can celebrate at home too! Whether you sign up for a stream clean up or take the time to learn how to to find and fix leaks in your home, you can make a big difference in your community!
Water quality starts at the source which is why Loudoun Water and water utilities around the nation encourage the properly dispose of medications and household chemicals instead of flushing them down the toilet. Flushing medications can sometimes lead to problems like water pollution as most medications are not completely removed by the wastewater treatment process or septic systems. Proper disposal of unwanted medication will prevent consumption of the drug by people for whom the medicine was not prescribed and prevent environmental contamination of our waterways and soils.
Each year, our Field Service team maintains more than 12,500 hydrants that are in our system. At each stop, a staff member will open a hydrant and take samples to measure water quality. Hydrant flushing has several benefits including clearing sediment from the lines, giving crews a chance to monitor our system and ensuring high standards of water quality.
You will be able to recognize our employees by a number of identifiers:
Loudoun Water hopes you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you all the best for 2019! Looking for a great way to kick off 2019? Make a New Year's resolution to use water more wisely at home! We've compiled a list of easy ways for you to save water at home, work and school in 2019. Take a look!
Now is the perfect time of year to take the steps needed to prevent frozen water meters and frozen pipes. Forecasts predict colder weather this winter, which means it is important for customers to protect their homes. No one wants to come home to frozen pipes, which can be costly to fix. Check the tips below to help keep your pipes safe this winter. These tips are especially important for those who have experienced frozen pipes or meters in the past.
Water quality starts at the source which is why Loudoun Water and water utilities around the nation encourage the properly dispose of medications and household chemicals instead of flushing them down the toilet. Flushing medications can sometimes lead to problems like water pollution as most medications are not completely removed by the wastewater treatment process or septic systems.
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.
At Loudoun Water it is our mission to sustainably manage water resources in advocacy of health, environment and quality of life. We pledge to bring our customers clean, healthy water that is safe to drink.
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.