Public Works


The Powhatan County Public Works Department has multiple functions:
  • Convenience Center/Solid Waste - Operating the Convenience Center for citizen's recycling and solid waste disposal needs
  • Facilities Management - Maintaining all County-owned buildings, grounds and parks
  • Parks and Recreation - Coordinating and scheduling various County and School fields for athletic associations and tournaments.
  • Utilities - Operating and maintaining water and sanitary sewer service in the Flat Rock area and sanitary sewer service in the Courthouse area of the county

Call Before You Dig

Homeowners and contractors are reminded to call Miss Utility of Virginia by dialing 811 or 800-552-7001 at least 3 working days (excluding weekends and holidays) prior to any excavation project. This is a free service that will help you avoid damaging underground utility infrastructure or potentially making a fatal mistake.

County Projects

Follow the progress of projects around the County by clicking the tabs below. 

  1. New Water Tower
  2. Courthouse Expansion
  3. Courthouse New Roof
  4. New PMS Field Upgrades
  5. Dutoy Wastewater Treatment

The new 500,000 gallon elevated water tank is well under construction.  The tank is located behind the new school bus garage on Old Buckingham road.  The contractor will complete the steel welding and construction in November.  After the tank construction is complete, a well and pump will be installed to fill the tank.  Painting the tank cannot be started until temperatures are favorable for the coating process, we anticipate this will be March 2018.

Shared Transportation Facility Water Tower

UPDATE: 11/6/2017

Contractor has finished steel work & welding. Crane has been dismantled and drilling of the well will begin.

water tower picture 11.3.17water tower picture #1 11.2.17