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Our next board meeting will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. in the board room of the Scott County administrative offices located on the 2nd floor of the Scott County Community Services Building at 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, Virginia.

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How to Shut Off Your Water

It’s good to know how to turn off the water to your house or business. That way you are prepared whatever the circumstances.  Learn More...

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Notice on Water Outages

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) advises that in the event of a water outage, after water service is restored customers should take the precaution of not drinking their tap water without first heating the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one minute.  When your water comes back on, you should first open all the taps in your house and flush them until the water is clear.  After flushing your faucets and other taps, VDH calls for the extra step of boiling the water before consuming.  This precaution is due to the potential for the loss of pressure in a water system to allow contamination to enter the distribution pipes.

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1 Trillion Gallons of Water

1 Trillion Gallons of Water

1 Trillion Gallons of Water.

Sometimes when we hear numbers that large, it's hard to really conceive of what they mean. How much water is 1 trillion gallons, really?
Well, 1 trillion gallons of water is:

  • the amount of water in about 40 million swimming pools. 
  • the amount of water in about 24 billion baths.
  • the amount of water in Florida's Lake Okeechobee (669 square miles).
  • the amount of water used in one year by 11 million homes.

AND . . . 

  • the amount of water wasted every year by household water leaks. Washington Post

That's really an astounding figure. Every year, enough water to serve 11 million homes is needlessly wasted. (EPA ) Down the drain. That leaky faucet or constantly-running toilet is more than just an annoyance; it is wasting water at an alarming rate. 

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