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Posted on: June 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City Water Quality Notice


June 5, 2017 

The City of Fredericksburg provides drinking water to its customers and continually monitors the water distribution system to ensure that water being delivered meets standards set by Virginia’s Office of Drinking Water.  

In May, a resident of Franklin Street informed the Department of Public Works that she had performed a self-test of her drinking water using an inexpensive water testing kit.  The resident suggests that the test found the existence of chemicals associated with pesticides in the samples that she had taken.    Subsequently, the resident distributed notices to various homes in the City to notify others of her observations.

In response to the resident’s concerns and in an effort to assure customers that our water is safe to drink and continues to meet stringent water quality standards, the City is coordinating with the Office of Drinking Water to perform its own water testing.  Should the results of the testing show that the City’s water supply fails to meet water quality standards, we will take appropriate action and notices will be provided to all customers as soon as possible.  However, we remain confident that additional testing will confirm that our water continues to meet safe drinking water standards set by the Virginia Office of Drinking Water.

The Office of Drinking Water has already reviewed water quality data at the Motts treatment facility where the City’s water is treated and has found no concerns with the quality of drinking water at the plant. 

We understand that the provision of safe drinking water to our citizens is one of our most important responsibilities.   Should you have any questions pertaining to your water quality, please feel free to contact the Director of Public Works, Mr. Dave King at or the Assistant Director of Public Works, Mr. Marty Schlesinger P.E. at, or you may contact the Public Works Administrative Office at 540-372-1023.



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