Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Governor Delays NOVA Opening Until May 29
Guidance Distributed by Prince William County Service Authority
This information is on Service Authority social media platforms and has been distributed to various individuals and organizations via email:
Businesses in Prince William County are preparing to reopen in the coming days and weeks. The Service Authority wants to share the following information with Prince William County residents and business owners.
Reopening a commercial building or home that has been vacant for a week or longer? Before reopening, flush stagnant water from pipes in the structure to replenish plumbing with fresh, disinfected water from the distribution system. For flushing instructions, click here.
Prior to reoccupying a commercial building or home that has been vacant for a week or longer, flush stagnant water from pipes in the structure to replenish plumbing with fresh, disinfected water from the distribution system.
- Flush cold water through all plumbing fixtures (faucets, shower heads, etc.) for at least 15 minutes, starting with the fixtures located closest to where water enters the building from the service line.
- Flush hot water through all plumbing fixtures until the water runs cold. Alternately, drain hot water tanks directly.
- Clean plumbing fixtures according to manufacturers’ directions.
- Replace all filters in appliances that use water, including refrigerators, ice makers and dishwashers.
- Inspect mechanical equipment that use water, such as cooling towers, boilers, pumps and backflow preventers to ensure they are functioning properly.
For more detailed guidance, please click on the following links:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance for Reopening Buildings after Prolonged Shutdown
- Environmental Science Policy & Research Institute: Flushing Guidance for Periods of Low or No Use
Workforce Development has been a key initiative for HCCA and the Prince William Chamber. Our companies continually seek unskilled (entry-level) and skilled workers to build VDOT and privately-funded projects. Did you know about 2,000 people work on the I-66 expansion project from 495 to Haymarket each day? Heavy construction firms are working hard and hiring during the pandemic.
During a time of vast unemployment, we want to highlight careers in construction, as they are working and well-paid. If an individual is willing to get their hands dirty, now is a great time to step into a rewarding career in heavy construction. HCCA member firms are hiring entry level and skilled positions. See the HCCA listings here.