FAQ List

Does the installation of a sewer and/or water line(s) lead to growth and increased density?

Development density is strictly regulated by the Prince William County Planning Commission and Board of County Supervisors through rezoning based on the Comprehensive Plan. Prince William Water assesses new developments for utility service availability within these guidelines.

Is there a requirement to connect a home to a proposed sewer or water line if located within 2,500 feet?

Prince William County regulations do not mandate semi-rural residential or rural properties within 2,500 feet of public water or 1,000 feet of sewer to connect to a proposed water or sewer line. New developments in these zones may link to nearby utilities if allowed by the Prince William County Comprehensive Plan and Prince William County Code, subject to amendments by the Board of County Supervisors only.

I have a failing septic system or well and need to connect to Prince William Water's water/sewer system. Will Prince William Water build the lines to my property or fund the connection?

In order to treat all customers fairly, property owners in unserved areas of Prince William County who want to connect to the system must pay the cost to extend distribution or collection lines from existing Prince William Water mains to their property as well as the applicable Availability Fees.