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Posted on: October 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Richmond Area Local Governments Announce Voluntary Water Conservation Measures

Goochland County - Voluntary Water Conservation Measures

In accordance with Richmond’s James River Regional Flow Management Plan, when water levels drop to 1,200 cfs (cubic feet per second) or 3 ½ to 3 ¾ feet in depth at the Westham Gauge, voluntary conservation measures are implemented.  Voluntary compliance of area public utility customers will assist water treatment plants in the city of Richmond, Chesterfield County and Henrico County in providing water to all customers in the region while also meeting the James River Regional Flow Management Plan.

During periods of voluntary water conservation, residents in the city of Richmond and surrounding counties on public water are asked to voluntarily restrict water use according to the following lawn watering schedule:

  • Monday – No watering,
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  – odd property addresses may water
  • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday –even property addresses may water

This only applies to Goochland County residents who are on public water (i.e. receive a bill from the county for water service).

Although localities are asking customers to conserve, our ability remains intact to produce and deliver safe drinking water to meet necessary use and emergency requirements of our communities in the region.  The city of Richmond measures river flow levels on a 14 day average.  In order to suspend voluntary water conservation measures, water levels must remain above1,200 cfs for 14 days.


Additional conservation tips may be found at

Goochland residents with questions can contact the county’s Department of Public Utilities at 804-556-5835.

For additional information, specific to localities, contact:

County of Chesterfield                Customer Service                                                        804 748-1271

County of Goochland                  Public Utilities                                                              804 556-5835           

County of Hanover                     Customer Service                                                        804 365-6024

County of Henrico                      Customer Service                                                        804 501-4275

County of Powhatan                  Public Works                                                                804 598-5764           

City of Richmond                       DPU Customer Care Center                                        804 646-4646

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