Welcome to Virginia American Water’s Eastern District Page
Virginia American Water’s Eastern District comprises 18 separate water systems serving over 2,600 customers across five counties on or near Virginia’s Northern Neck. Each system is unique; however, each has one or more of the following: groundwater well, pumping station, hydro pneumatic tank to regulate pressure, and depending on the size of the system, additional water storage tanks. Overall, the system has 33 active groundwater wells, 33 booster pump stations, 33 hydro pneumatic tanks and 21 larger water storage tanks. The source of water in the Eastern District is the Coastal Plain Aquifer.
Investing in the Your Water System
Since July 2009, we have made over $1.2 million in continued investment in your water system, replacing old pumps and motors, purchasing new electric generators (which have enabled us to maintain water service during hurricanes and other storms), replacing old pipes and equipment, and installing a new water storage tank. We continue to upgrade the Eastern District System even as we look for ways to control costs.
In spring 2012, we painted five water tanks in Potomac Shores, Ebb Tide and Glebe Harbor subdivisions.
Town Hall Meeting, March 2012
On March 28, 2012, Virginia American Water President William Walsh spoke about water quality, service innovations, rates and other water issues at a Town Hall meeting in Montross. View the Town Hall presentation.
Answering Questions About Water Rates and Service
If you have wondered why water rates in the Eastern District are higher than rates in many other communities and why seasonal residents pay the minimum charge for water when they are not in their Eastern District homes, read more...
Protecting the Watershed and Your Drinking Water
This poster provides some tips for boaters about ways to keep our waterways and water supply healthy.