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Water Quality Team

Phone numbers
(804) 748-1035
Fax: (804) 768-8629

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Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street address
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this

 
Environmental Engineering
Water Quality

We have been implementing programs to preserve, protect and restore the chemical, biological and physical integrity of Chesterfield County's streams, rivers and lakes since 1996.

The county is fortunate to have:

  • Approximately 1300 miles of streams
  • Three reservoirs
  • About 124 miles of riverfront along the Appomattox and James Rivers

In addition to our efforts to preserve and protect the county's water bodies, we also provide a variety of services to Chesterfield citizens as well as volunteer opportunities.

Water quality reports

These reports present the physical and chemical water quality data collected by the water quality team.

As a component of Chesterfield County's Watershed Assessment and Stream Protection Program (WASP), 26 stream sites were investigated monthly to ascertain the general state of water quality throughout the county and to identify streams that may be in need of special protection and/or remediation. Additionally, this initial data will serve as a baseline for future water quality trending throughout the county.

Site selection

Sites were selected by a careful review of maps produced from the county's geographic information system. Streams were selected to represent a variety of sizes and watershed land uses. Additionally, ease of access was an important component of the sites that were chosen. Following the map analysis, a field survey was conducted in order to verify site locations, accessibility and feasibility. A list of stream sites was finalized and assigned a specific reference identifier consisting of the prefix "WQ" (i.e. water quality) followed by a sequentially increasing number (01 - 26) to differentiate them from other WASP program sites. Twelve of the 26 final sites overlapped with WASP biomonitoring sites.

Request reports

Email the water quality team or call (804) 748-1035 to request water quality reports.

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