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Posted on: May 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Water Flushing after COVID-19 Building Closures

NEWS RELEASE                                        Contact:  Bernie Snyder, Water Superintendent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   540-338-2513

(Water Flushing After Building Closures)



PURCELLVILLE, Va. (May 20, 2020) — The Town of Purcellville would like to remind customers that building closures due to COVID-19 can have a significant impact on water quality. Water stagnation can lead to the growth of some types of bacteria, some of which can be disease-causing, such as Legionella. Ideally, weekly water flushing should be performed while the building is unoccupied. If that is not possible, the water lines must be flushed prior to occupants returning to the building. Remember to flush the entire building, including all water-using appliances such as dishwashers and ice machines. Flushing will replace the stagnant water with fresh water from the Town’s distribution system. For more detailed guidance, please review the attached flyer and visit:

The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

Purcellville is an award-winning town of over 9,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 40 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 10th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, Purcellville has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, entertainment, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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