Public Utilities

Portsmouth Public Utilities - At Your Service

The Department of Public Utilities is a self-supporting public service organization founded in 1879.

The Department is responsible for treating drinking water and maintaining the lines that deliver the water to Portsmouth and certain areas of Suffolk and Chesapeake.
 
Public Utilities also maintains the sanitary sewer lines and sewage pumping stations which carry wastewater away from your home or business.


 

Divisions


The units that make up the Department of Public Utilities and provide its services are:

 

Portsmouth Public Utilities is a Member of:



American Water Works Association 
    
•Hampton Roads Water Efficiency Team

Swimming Pool Guidelines  for Homes

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE 
 

 

The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Utilities will be performing a Unidirectional Flushing Program starting on Monday, March 20, 2017 and continuing  through November 2017, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

If you have any questions, please give us a call at the Portsmouth Public Utilities Department  at (757) 393-8524.  
 
Click here for the full PUBLIC NOTICE.

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH UNIDIRECTIONAL FLUSHING PROGRAM AND HYDRANT FLUSHING:

 

Date of Notice for Affected Zones: Friday, May 26, 2017 

Affected Zones:  (05/29/2017 – 06/2/2017)- H4, I4, I2, H2