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Chesapeake City water and/or sewer are considered available to a property if the property borders a City right-of-way or alley where there is City water and/or sewer lines installed in the right-of-way or alley and the parcel to be served is wholly within the Utility Franchise Area.
If a property does not border a City right-of-way or alley, then the property cannot connect to City water and/or sewer. The property must border a City right-of-way or alley where there is City water and/or sewer for City water and/or sewer to be available for connection.
How can I get City water and sewer?
If Chesapeake City water and/or sewer is not available to a property, water and/or sewer must be extended to the property in order for City water and/or sewer to become available. This can occur in several ways.
- The City may extend water and/or sewer by way of a City Capital Improvement Project or bond referendum.
- The property owner may extend water and/or sewer at no cost to the City.
- The City and the property owner may enter into a cost participation program where both parties share in the cost of extending water and/or sewer.
- A developer, other than the property owner, may extend water and/or sewer that becomes available to the property.
Contact Chesapeake Public Utilities Department to determine if the property is in an existing City pump station service area.
Will a new pump station be required or does the existing pump station need to be upgraded?
If a property is not within an existing City pump station service area, Chesapeake Public Utilities determines if a new pump station will be required based on City Code and established Public Utility policies. The determination involves the area of the property, the zoning of the property and the proximity of existing public utilities.