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Public Works

Overview

The Public Works Department falls under the accountability of the Public Works Director for the Town of Elkton. Our goal is to provide and deliver services in a responsive, cost efficient and effective manner to the citizens by offering a diversified, committed, and motivated workforce.

The Public Works Department works under a budget that has been approved by the Town Manager and Town Council. The population of the town is slowly increasing with several new developments in the planning stages. Currently, there are an estimated 3,000 citizens within the town limits.

The Public Works department offers many services to residents who wish to utilize them upon request. These services seek to maintain a high quality of life for residents by aiding in management of trash collection and removal, sewage backups and water conservation and accessibility.

Work Orders

See an issue in your community? Submit a work order by calling 540-298-1330.

Meter Readings

While some meters in town are manually read, for most meters - the town utilizes a radio read system that gathers meter data when driving by. Meter readings for utilities are done in the last week of the month. The information gathered by the public works department is then billed. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your consumption, please contact the town offices at 540-298-1330.

Meter Maintenance

Please use caution around the meter lids - as not to damage them with cars or lawn mowers. Also, please keep them clear or shrubs and trees.  

Bulk (Large) Item Pick-up

 
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The Town of Elkton offers bulk pickup for an advanced fee of $30.00 per load. Upon receipt of payment we will schedule your pickup on the day of your choice, if possible. 

This is for larger items and may consist of appliances, carpet and furniture. 

 

Please note the following limitations to this service: 

  • Limbs may be ground for a fee of $50.00 per hour with a 1-hour minimum. After the first hour charges may be made in 15 minute increments. 

  • Paint cans should be open and the cans dried out. 

  • Tires cannot be accepted. 

  • Gas grill tanks cannot be accepted. 

  • Car parts cannot be accepted. 

  • Batteries cannot be accepted. Other businesses will often accept them for recycling. Try Batteries Plus in Harrisonburg.

Sewer Connections/Backups

 

The Public Works Director is responsible for planning and authorizing new connections. Our staff is on call 24 hours a day to respond to sewer back ups. On nights and weekends dial (540) 434-4436 to report an emergency.

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Summer Sewage Program

 
Water Sprinkler

The Summer Sewer Program locks in your SEWER usage for the month of May, June, July and August. It is based on your APRIL consumption. 

Any additional water usage is billed each month; however the sewer consumption from April will be locked in for those months. 

Will you benefit? If you conserve during the month of April, and plan to water a garden, fill a swimming pool or water your lawn etc, you may benefit from the program. We can not guarantee you will benefit from the program, as each customer's consumption is different.

**Pending council approval

Trash Pickup

 

Trash pickup occurs weekly on Friday.

All items should be in trash containers or durable plastic bags strong enough to hold their contents. Trash receptacles should be metal or plastic containers of no more than 30 gallon capacity and have a tight fitting cover. The weight limit for each container is 75 pounds and up to 10 bags may be set out at a time. 

Containers should be set at the property line, but not in the street, sidewalk or anywhere it would interfere with motor vehicles. These items should be set out no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day before collection or no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. 

Some items that should NOT be included are: 

       Dangerous or poisonous materials such as: acids, caustics, infected materials, and         explosives. 

       Construction or demolition materials. 

       Animal carcasses.

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Water Haulers Stations

 
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The town owns Bear Lithia Springs, in addition to a water haulers station installed for the sale of water. You may call 540-298-1951 to inquire about signing up for a key or for more information. 

 

Water Hauler Instructions:

  • The current cost of water is $6.00/1000 gallons. 

  • A billed customer has a flat rate of $5.00 that is charged per month for processing paperwork. Remember, you are required to pay this rate even if you have no water usage. The option to purchase a prepaid key allows you to add money as needed. No flat rate fee applies to pre-paid key owners. 

  • An invoice will be mailed by the 10th of each month, and the Town requires all water hauling bills to be paid in full by the 26th of each month to avoid paying interest. Afterwards, there is a 10% penalty assessed and you will be sent a disconnection notice with a set disconnection date. 

  • Any late customers will be de-authorized to use their key until payment is made in full. A reconnection fee of $45.00 will be charged for a hauler who is disconnected.

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