March 2021 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

AMELIA COURT HOUSE SANITARY DISTRICTMarch 2021 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule:
Please be advised that the Amelia Court House Sanitary District will be flushing fire hydrants (weather permitting):

July 12-16

Rain date:
July 23-27
To keep our customers fully aware of the Districts efforts and our commitment to you our customer we are pleased to provide you the following information.


A.    Taylor Harvie, III                           Daryl Gough
 County Administrator                       Public Works Director

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. The ACHSD maintains several miles of water lines throughout our service area and it is our policy to flush our entire system 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 flushing.

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..

2.     This same philosophy of water line preventive maintenance is one that you should 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 or concerns please contact:

Daryl Gough (Public Works Director) at (804) 561-4565 or

A. Taylor Harvie, III (County Administrator) at (804) 561-3039 (office) or at