Evington Community Fresh Water Supply Options

Due to natural land conditions and weather patterns, citizens in rural areas across the United States often have issues with ground water supplies. Campbell County is no exception. Recently, a group of concerned citizens from th Evington community approached the Board of Supervisors and requested that Campbell County research and propose ideas for offering more permanent sources of water for Evington's property owners or for any community in the locality.

This request resulted in several options being generated for Board members' and citizens' consideration. The following alternatives were reviewed and discussed at the May 7, 2013 Board meeting.

Option 1 - Maintain Current Status / No County Action Taken
Residents in rural areas could work independently with the Campbell County Utility Service Authority (CCUSA) to hook up to public water lines under the agency's current connection policies/financing options.

Citizens could repair/replace failing wells as needed or privately install alternative systems on a case-by-case basis. Each of these efforts would be initiated and paid for by each individual property owner. Campbell County would provide on-line water-related information to guide citizens but would not intervene with a special program or extended water service.

Option 2 - Install a Public Water Line With Fire Hydrants
An expanded public water line, that complies with CCUSA's policies of a minimum line size of eight (8) inches, could be installed with fire hydrants placed every 500 feet. Developed in two phases and estimated to cost approximately $2.6 million, this line would be fitted to comply with current as well as future standards for community development/infrastructure.

Connection to a public water line with fire protection may decrease some home owners' insurance rates; it is estimated to increase property value as well. However, a special tax district (based on at least 50 confirmed water line connections) would need to be established to pay for construction costs. Please see details regarding this option on the Public Water Line Expansion/Special Tax District webpage.

Option 3 - Public Water Line Without Fire Hydrants
This would be the same as Option 2, only with a four (4) inch water line (that complies with the Virginia Department of Health minimum requirements), but with no fire hydrants installed. This option would not meet infrastructure criteria for future community development and would not provide the benefits associated with fire protection.

Option 4 - Private Well System Construction
Residents could work privately with contractors to drill deep well systems (1,000 feet deep wells with the capacity of serving approximately five (5) homes each). This option is more economical (approx. $10,000 per participating property owner) but could prove to be as unreliable as other wells in the vicinity. Limited grant funding may be available to test a deep well's viability in the area. Easements, financing and other legal issues would need to be coordinated among adjacent property owners.

Option 5 - Private Cistern System
Residents could employ contractors to design self-contained water storage systems to privately serve single residences, as needed.

Property Owner Resources

Please take a moment to read additional details, provided on the Public Water Line Expansion/Special Tax District webpage, regarding the special tax district, legal and financial considerations and estimated costs of a waterline expansion project.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact us

Property maps, water-related resource guides and information on financial assistance are available in the County Administration Office.

For more details on water connection policies and rates, please contact Campbell County Utilities and Service Authority (CCUSA)
20644 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Phone: 434-239-8654.