Design and Construction Standards
Posted under the Future Standards link to the left is the final draft of the proposed DPU Standards.  The standards have been completely revised to reflect changes to Federal, State and Local regulations as well as product changes and emerging technologies related to design and construction of utility facilities.These standards will remain on the website until February 28, 2014 for any comments that you may have.  The updated standards will be published and distributed as soon as approval to proceed from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health has been granted.Feel free to contact Ralph E. Claytor at 501-4514 or if you have any comments or require additional clarification.


Lead Free Water Fixtures Information


Drinking Water Customers,

We are currently constructing an expansion of our drinking water treatment plant.  Due to these construction activities, our fluoride injection system will not be in operation until further notice.  If you would like information about fluoride supplements during this period, please contact your dentist or our Water Quality Engineer at (804) 727-8719.


About Us

The Department of Public Utilities provides water, wastewater systems, and solid waste services to over 90,000 customers.  Some of our facilities and activities:

  • Public Utilities (DPU) provides drinking water to and collects wastewater from
    residential, commercial, and industrial customers
  • Sanitary landfill (a.k.a., the dump) which takes in over 100,000 tons of solid waste each year
  • Refuse collection service
  • Recycling, curbside and drop-off


The Divisions of Public Utilities are as follows:

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Operations
  • Solid Waste
  • Water Reclamation Facility
  • Water Treatment Facility


For more information on these divisions, please view our brochure.


Keep Henrico Beautiful


Hallie Boisseau, Executive Coordinator
(804) 501-4277

For more information, please click here 



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