Your Prince William County Area Water Specialists
Issues Common to Prince William County Area Households
Prince William County Area residents get their water from the Prince William County Service Authority. Water sources include:
• East System (serving Woodbridge, Occoquan, Dumfries, and surrounding) water is drawn from the Occoquan Reservoir;
• West System (serving the Greater Manassas and Manassas South areas) is drawn from both the Potomac River and Lake Manassas.
• Bull Run Mountain/Evergreen service areas receive water from eight wells.
Prince William County households tend to have four areas of concern in terms of their water:
What to Look For In and Around Your Home:
Iron / Staining
Concentrations of iron will stain fixtures, tableware, and laundry with a rusty color that’s hard to remove. It will also leave deposits that can break loose from water piping that end up in your drinking water.
Acid Water / Corrosion
Entering water supply from industrial waste runoff, acid water has a metallic taste, erodes plumbing and appliances, and will leave bluish stains on fixtures, sinks, and clothes.
Hard Water / Scaling
Common in Northern Virginia city water, hard water contains small mineral particles like potassium, lime, and chlorine that leave white, scaly deposits on fixtures and appliances. Over time, this will destroy appliances as well as cost homeowners more money in laundry detergent and soaps.
Used to kill harmful microorganisms found in water sources, higher levels of chlorine in drinking water can have possible negative effects on our health.