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Charles County, Maryland

V-FIRE Project Information

V-FIRE Project Information

James Sizemore
Chief of Operations Support

V-FIRE LogoThe Charles County Department of Public Works, Utilities Division, in conjunction with Wachs Water Services, is conducting a water main gate valve inspection program titled, “Valve-Find, Inspect, Repair, & Exercise” (V-FIRE)  for the Waldorf Water Distribution System.  The goal of the V-FIRE program is to inspect, actuate, and verify that all valves are operational with a goal of increasing system reliability. Work will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by a dedicated field crew of at least two (2) team members. All team members will have County identification.

A chart showing V-FIRE progress and can be viewed by clicking here.

Work schedules are posted here.

If inspections are occurring in your area, you may experience momentary drop in water pressure and/or momentary disruption in water service.  You may also experience brown water.  Please refrain from washing laundry and using excess water during this time. If you do experience brown water please turn on the faucets in the house for several minutes until the water becomes clear. We recommend running the washing machine empty for one cycle before washing clothes.

In addition, many of the water main valves are located in the street or on the shoulder of the street.  Please be aware of and approach marked work area with caution for your safety and our field crew’s. Any disruption in traffic should be temporary.

If you have questions or experience a water outage for more than 10 minutes, you may contact Mr. Steve Strobel, Line Maintenance Superintendent, at 301-609-7400.

Please be advised: the field crew has no reason or authorization to enter a private home.  Should anyone approach you and request access, they should be denied access and the contact provided above be notified immediately.

If there are any questions or comments related to the field crew’s conduct or procedures, contact Mr. Charles Mansfield , Wachs Water Services Project Manager, at 202-263-9816 or CMansfield@wachsws.com.


The chart below shows inspection progress as of November 13, 2018.Completion image as of current date

 

 

Summary Map Showing Completion Areas As Of October 31, 2018

(Click map to see actual map. Opens in a new window.)

 

Schedule:

November 13, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Rosewick Rd, Billingsley Rd, St. Charles Pkwy, Smallwood Rd and Old Washington Rd.
 
Previous Schedules:
 
November 2, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Smallwood Dr W, Billingsley Rd, St Patricks Dr, Lancaster Cir and Berry Rd
 
October 31, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Billingsley Rd, Rosewick Rd, St. Charles Pkwy, Sheffield Cir, and Piney Church Rd.
 
October 22, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Billingsley Rd, Rosewick Rd, St Charles Pkwy, Sheffield Cir and Piney Church Rd.
 
October 15, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along St Charles Pkwy, Stone Ave, St Paul's Dr, Industrial Pk Dr and Billingsley Rd.
 
October 8, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Piney Church Rd, Leonardtown Rd, Berry Rd, Smallwood Dr W and Billingsley Rd.
 
October 1, 2018 - This week the V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Western Pkwy, Berry Rd, Acton Ln, Middletown Rd and Smallwood Dr W.
 
September 24, 2018 - The V-FIRE contractor will be working to excercise valves along Merganser Ct, Hamilton Rd, McDaniel Rd, Billingsley Rd and Smallwood Dr W.
 
September 17, 2018 - The V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Dorchester Cir, St. Phillips Dr, St Patricks Dr, Skipjack Ct and Smallwood Dr W.
 
September 10, 2018 - The V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves along Acton Ln, Flora Springs St, Meadowsweet Ct, Western Pkwy and Vernon Rd.
 
September 4, 2018 - The V-FIRE contractor is scheduled to excercise valves on Western Pkwy, Lancaster Cir, McDaniel Rd, Sedgewick Dr, and Timberboro Dr.
 
August 20, 2018 - The V-FIRE project has begun for FY19.  This week the contractor will be exercising valves on Acton Ln, Shawnee Ln, Western Pkwy, Holly Tree Ave and Uncle Willie's Pl.
 
 

To see the archive of previous V-FIRE schedules, please click HERE.