Amelia Courthouse Sanitary District
View from US 360 - Amelia Court House
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
A. Taylor Harvie, III 16360 Dunn Street, Suite 101
Amelia, VA 23002
Managed and Directed by the Amelia County Administrator, the Amelia Court House Sanitary District serves approximately 437 residences and businesses with water and/or sewer services in and around Amelia Court House. The "District" has one 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank for water and a 300,000 gallon per day oxidation ditch system wastewater treatment plant. The County is very fortunate to have the services of three certified and experienced professionals that include Eugene Poe (Plant Operator) who works closely with Daryl Gough (Maintenance Supervisor) and his staff to provide water and sewer services to Court House residents. Mr. Poe can be reached at (804)561-6303; while Mr. Gough can be reached at (804)561-4565.
Water Quality and Fire Hydrant Flushing
The Importance of Flushing Water Lines
Residents who notice Amelia Court House Sanitary District (ACHSD) employees working at fire hydrants and see water running into the street may think that the District is ignoring its own philosophy on conserving water. The process of periodically "flushing" fire hydrants, however, is an important preventive maintenance activity. Although it may appear to waste water, this process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to you our customer.
Flushing the water system on a routine basis removes sediment from lines and keeps the entire distribution system refreshed. To this end, the ACHSD maintains several miles of water lines throughout our service area and it is our policy to flush our entire system semi-annually.
While it is both essential and important to maintain the quality of our water for our customers … it is important that each customer be aware of the possible impacts on your water and to be careful about your water use during and immediately after flushing.
Therefore, please be advised that as a result of the flushing procedure:
1. Residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water.
a. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and precipitates and does not affect the safety of the water.
b. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing, please be sure to clear the pipes in your own home by running all water faucets for a minute or two or until all traces of discoloration disappear.
c. And please remember to avoid washing white clothes for at least 24 hours.
2. This same philosophy of water line preventive maintenance is one that you should also use in your own home.
a. Your home's water heater should be drained and flushed at least once a year to keep it working efficiently and to protect your homes water quality.
b. Also, if you go out of town and there is no water use in your home for a week or more, when you return it's always a good idea to run all your faucets for a minute or so before using the water. This ensures that you don't use any stagnant water that may have developed in your home while you were away.
3. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact:
A. Taylor Harvie, III (County Administrator) at (804) 561-3039 (office).
Water or Sewer Emergency
Call the County Public Works Office at 804-561-4565.
Amelia Waste Water Treatment Plant