Sep 30, 2022 : Aqua Virginia prepares for Tropical Storm Ian with tips for customers
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Aqua Virginia prepares for Tropical Storm Ian with tips for customers
Sep 30, 2022
September 30, 2022
Aqua Virginia is preparing for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ian, expected to impact Virginia through the weekend, by encouraging customers to prepare ahead for the possible loss of service during a storm with helpful suggestions.
Aqua’s systems are designed to remain operational during poor weather, however, power outages can sometimes disrupt routine drinking water delivery and the ability to treat and pump wastewater.
As a result, Aqua strongly advises customers to be aware and equipped for the upcoming event to ensure your safety. Aqua does everything in its power to remain operational during storms, but a hurricane can wreak havoc in the communities Aqua serves, especially in coastal regions, so customers should become as prepared as possible for the potential loss of water service.
If water service is affected by tropical storm or hurricane conditions, Aqua’s top three tips to stay safe and prepared are:
1. Before the storm, save water for essential use by filling empty pitchers and pots — even bathtubs can be used to store water in case service is interrupted.
2. Sign up for Aqua’s WaterSmart alerts, an automated service designed for quick, reliable communication about water quality and service in case of disruption. Aqua’s WaterSmart alerts are delivered by phone, text or email.
3. If customers are under a boil water advisory after Aqua restores service, disinfect tap water by boiling it. Purify all water that could be ingested—including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or making ice—by bringing it to a rolling boil for two minutes and letting it cool. It is better that young infants and pregnant women use bottled or stored water instead of boiled tap water whenever possible for drinking and cooking until the boil water advisory is lifted.
At Aqua, we care not only about the quality of your water, but also about your family’s safety and well-being. Creating an emergency plan for evacuating your household, gathering necessary supplies, and communicating with family and friends is a valuable precaution to take now to make life easier in case of a dangerous storm. You may want to consider checking your health and home insurance policies to better understand your coverage, and if necessary, put aside funds in case of emergency. Small acts can have a huge impact when it comes to keeping you and loved ones safe.
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Aqua Virginia, an Essential Utilities Company, provides service to approximately more than 105,000 residents across the Old Dominion State. Customers in Virginia can pay their Aqua water bill online through WaterSmart e-billing or any number of convenient ways to pay.
Albemarle, Botetourt, Brunswick, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Chesapeake, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex. Fauquier, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, King William, Lancaster, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Orange, Powhatan, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Sussex, King George, Montgomery, Westmoreland and York counties.
Total mileage: 490 square miles
Water Sources: Surface water from the Rivanna River serving the Lake Monticello community and groundwater from the Middle Potomac Aquifer with 334 wells and 269 well stations.
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