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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

As you may have noticed, Loudoun Water and other utilities around the country begin hydrant flushing each spring. Loudoun Water field staff will begin flushing hydrants the week of March 25, 2019 and will continue for about 12 weeks. This routine maintenance to maintain high, quality water in our distribution system will not have any effect on water usage. 

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.

October 27th is Nationwide Prescription 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.  

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.