Public Utilities

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.

  1. Carney Farm Lane Water and Sewer Project Begins

    The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Utilities is currently in the design phase of a sanitary sewer and water improvement project in the Carney Farm Lane community. Read on...

Customer Service Office     

Operations Division 

  • Inventory and Supply
  • Sewage Emergencies
  • Water Main Repairs and Construction
  • Meter Shop 

Water Production Division

American Water Works Association Dedicated to Safe Drinking Water