Utilities Department Director George Hayes discusses how Chesterfield County delivers quality water and provides wastewater services to its customers. Learn about the department’s wastewater treatment plants and the county’s three unique sources of water supply.
George Hayes serves as the director of Chesterfield County Department of Utilities, a public water and wastewater utility that uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver the highest quality products and services to more than 108,000 water and 92,000 wastewater customers. The department works with an annual operating budget of $70 million, owns one water-treatment plant, two wastewater-treatment plants, and controls 23 water storage tanks and 39 pump stations. Mr. Hayes served as assistant director of Chesterfield Utilities for approximately nine years before becoming director in 2015. Prior to Chesterfield County, Hayes worked for Henrico County for 10 years, and also worked for New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection. Hayes graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.