CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA) is requesting Phase II - Mandatory Water Restrictions by its customers due to the declining water level in Lake Chesdin. ARWA serves the Cities of Petersburg and Colonial Heights and portions of the Counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie (including the Dinwiddie County Water Authority) and Prince George.
Mandatory restrictions are in place for all localities except Chesterfield. The authority is recommending restrictions for Chesterfield County. The Board of Supervisors has to approve restrictions for Chesterfield County.
The water level in Lake Chesdin has reached 200 days of storage which is the trigger level for Phase II – Mandatory Water Restrictions on users of the ARWA water supply. Mandatory restrictions, if implemented by the citizens we serve, should postpone Lake Chesdin reaching the Phase III – Emergency Restrictions trigger of 125 days of storage and the additional restrictions required at that level.
Area homes and businesses should follow the restrictions of their local water utility to conserve water in accordance with local regulations.