Town of Gordonsville Virginia
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Water and Sewer
Who should I contact?
  • Questions regarding water and sewer billing, rates, and connections may be directed to the Treasurer’s Office
  • Field or technical questions regarding the water distribution system should be directed to the Public Works Department
  • Field or technical questions regarding the sanitary sewer collection system should be directed to Rapidan Service Authority by calling 800-468-1049

Emergency Situations
Call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 540-672-1200 to report after-hours emergencies such as:
  • Water main breaks
  • Loss of water pressure
  • Overflowing manholes

Before You Dig
Please contact MISS Utility of Virginia at 800-552-7001 before you dig or excavate to prevent vital and costly utilities from being damaged as a result of not knowing where utility lines are located.

Water Conservation Tips

Did you know that the average U.S. household uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day or 100 gallons per person per day?  Luckily, there are many low-cost and no-cost ways to conserve water.  Small changes can make a big difference – try one today and soon it will become second nature.

  • Take short showers - a 5 minute shower uses 4 to 5 gallons of water compared to up to 50 gallons for a bath.
  • Shut off water while brushing your teeth, washing your hair and shaving and save up to 500 gallons a month.
  • Use a water-efficient showerhead.  They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month.
  • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full.  You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Water plants only when necessary.
  • Fix leaky toilets and faucets.  Faucet washers are inexpensive and take only a few minutes to replace.  To check your toilet for a leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait.  If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak.  Fixing it or replacing it with a new, more efficient model can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered.  Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it and during the cooler parts of the day to reduce evaporation.
  • Teach your kids about water conservation to ensure a future generation that uses water wisely.  Make it a family effort to reduce next month's water bill!
  • Visit www.epa.gov/watersense for more information.

Source Water Protection Tips

Protection of drinking water is everyone’s responsibility. Here are some ways you can help protect your community’s drinking water source:

  • Eliminate excess use of lawn and garden fertilizers and pesticides – they contain hazardous chemicals that can reach your drinking water source.
  • Pick up after your pets.
  • Dispose of chemicals properly; take used motor oil to a recycling center.

 


Cross Connection Control Information

A cross connection is an unprotected or improper connection to a public water distribution system that may cause contamination or pollution to enter the system.  The town is responsible for enforcing cross-connection control regulations and insuring that no contaminants can, under any flow conditions, enter the distribution system.  If you have any of the devices listed below please contact our Department of Public Works at (540) 832-2233 so that we can discuss the issue, and if needed, survey your connection and assist you in isolating it if that is necessary.  

  • Boiler/ Radiant heater (water heaters not included)
  • Underground lawn sprinkler system
  • Pool or hot tub (whirlpool tubs not included)
  • Additional source(s) of water on the property
  • Decorative pond
  • Watering trough

Thank you for helping us protect your drinking water!



Gordonsville, a town at the Crossroads of History
Town Hall. 112 South Main Street, Post Office Box 276
Gordonsville, VA 22942-0276
Ph: 540-832-2233,   Fax: 540-832-2449