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October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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.

Imagine A Day Without Water: October 2019

Can you remember the last time you turned on the tap and thought about where your water came from and how it got there? Or what happens when you flush the toilet and the dirty water goes away. Now imagine a day without water. Without safe, reliable water and wastewater service, that would mean that water didn't come out of your faucet to brush your teeth. Flushing the toilet doesn't do anything. A day without water is nothing short of a crisis.

Home Maintenance: Fall Edition

Temperatures may still be warm, but it's time to start thinking about home maintance for fall. Taking a few steps now while the weather is mild can help to protect your pipes later when temperatures start to drop. This includes disconnecting and turning off the water connection to your hose bib(s) outside.

Water can expand and freeze in pipes when the temperature dips, which puts stress on pipes that contain it. This usually happens to outdoor hose bibs and water supply pipes in unheated areas like basements and garages. 

Earth Day 2019

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. 

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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.

2019 Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule

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:

Get Your Home Ready for Winter

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.