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The City of Petersburg is asking residents and businesses throughout the City to conserve water now due to a break of the City’s main water line from Lake Chesdin. The break was caused by a contractor cutting brush and trees this morning for Dominion Power. Up to 2,000 gallons of water was being lost per minute from the break.The City has coordinated with Dominion to secure the site before commencing with repairs to the water transmission line. The City’s contractor is on standby to make the necessary repairs.
During the repairs, the City will have to isolate the line which may result in some customers experiencing loss of water services or low water pressure. City staff will be monitoring the levels of the six large water storage tanks throughout the disruption and will be working to expedite the repair.
The water is safe to use at this time, even though residents may experience low pressure. Please follow the mandatory conservation measures listed below until further notice:
This water conservation notice is not a boil water notice. The City will provide updates on repairs and water conservation.Residents and businesses having questions about water usage should call (804) 733-2407.