The Town of Rocky Mount gets its drinking water from the Blackwater River. The Water Treatment Department operates a conventional water treatment plant with a total capacity of 2 million gallons per day that purifies the water pulled from the Blackwater River. The purified water then passes through thousands of feet of water lines throughout town ranging from 2 to 16 inches in diameter. Five storage tanks hold up to 2.4 million gallons of water for drinking, industry, fire flow and emergency supply. The Water Treatment Department works closely with the towns Public Works Department for support in keeping our water lines repaired and flowing at all hours of the day and night.
Below you will find a link to our Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports page, which informs citizens of the town on the quality of drinking water. Our treatment techniques, processes, and quality standards are based on State and Federal regulations administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
We are proud to report that our drinking water supply meets all drinking water standards, is continuously tested, and is safe to drink.