On April 8, 2022, the Town of Boydton applied for $713,000 in grant assistance through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law being administered by the Virginia Department of Health's Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. The Town's water treatement system has two critical sections of water mains that need to be replaced in order to improve reiliency and reliability. The first section is approximately 1200 LF of 6" cast iron pipe with lead joints that was installed in 1929. This is the only original section of waterline that has not been replaced in Town. This line also has two inactive lead service line connections that would be disconnected with the installation of the new waterline. The second area is a section of 6" PVC waterline that has experienced frequent breakages. This line connects the Town's water system with their water provider.

This project aims to replace the 1200 LF of 6" cast iron, lead jointed, waterline with PVC waterline. This comprises of approximately 60 lead joints of pipe. This would also include reconnection of 12 service connections. For connection to the Roanoke River Service Authority system, this entails replacing 1590 LF of 6" PVC with 8" PVC. The existing PVC line is schedule 40 and is not suitable for the current application. This line has experienced breaks, several times. In this same location, 470 LF of 2" waterline is required to branch off to an existnig industrial area. The existing 2" line has been repaired frequently and is in need of replacement.

With replacing the section of cast iron, lead jointed pipe on Washington Street, this would make the Town's water system "lead free" by removing these pipes with lead joints, and removing connections of inactie lead service lines. This line has broken several times in the past three (3) years and boil water notices have been issued. For the connection to the RRSA system, this will improve overall reliability and resiliency of the Town's water system. The current PVC pipe is not suitable for this installation and needs to be replaced.