A water main break occurred along River Road in eastern Goochland overnight, Saturday, July 29th, that impacted Goochland County Public Utilities customers in the subdivisions of Randolph Square, Lower Tuckahoe, and Wickham Glen.
A Public Utilities contractor has completed repairs to the River Road water main and service was restored as of 8:30 pm on Sunday, July 30th. Water pressure will build slowly but water is flowing again, please be patient. Unfortunately, River Road remains CLOSED just east of Randolph Square Parkway at the Goochland – Henrico County line due to the water main repairs.
A Boil Water Notice issued by Virginia Department of Health, the Goochland County Health Department and Goochland Public Utilities remains in effect for customers in the subdivisions of Randolph Square, Lower Tuckahoe, and Wickham Glen until further notice as a safety precaution due to a loss of water pressure. Residents in these subdivisions are advised to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
Boil Water Notice
Citizens with questions about the boil water notice should consult the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Frequently Asked Questions page available at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/drinking-water/boil-water-faqs/.
The water main break along River Road is an unfortunate result of age and not related to the ongoing Eastern Goochland Force Main capital project occurring in the nearby area.
The 12200 block of River Road will remain CLOSED just east of Randolph Square Parkway at the Goochland - Henrico County line overnight through morning due to the water main repairs. . Drivers are advised to use the following detour until River Road reopens on Monday, July 31st.
From Goochland County – Take Blair Rd. (Rt. 649) north to Patterson Ave. (Rt. 6) east to Gaskins Rd. (Rt. 157) south back to River Rd.
From Henrico County – Take Gaskins Rd. (Rt. 157) north to Patterson Ave. (Rt. 6) west to Blair Rd. (Rt. 649) south back to River Rd.
Please stay tuned to Goochland County’s website www.goochlandva.us and social media channels for updates.