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Environmental Services


 News and Opportunities

  • Updates to the floodmap for the Middle Potomac Anacostia Watershed

    June 15, 2016

    ​FEMA has initiated a study to update the floodplain maps for many streams in the County.  Learn more.

  • County to Create Forested Area with Grant

    February 16, 2016

    A new native forest will be springing up on 5.5 acres off of Minnieville Road thanks to a partnership between the County, residents of Hunter Ridge Estates and a $10,000 matching grant from the Virginia Department of Forestry.  Learn more.

  • Visit A Wetland Today!

    August 8, 2013

    Discover the beauty of a wetland and the creatures that call it home at the Julie J. Metz Wetlands.  ​

 Contact Us

Department of Public Works
Environmental Services
5 County Complex Court, Suite 170
Prince William, VA  22192
(703) 792-7070
Watershed Management
The Watershed Management Branch is responsible for oversight of much of the site and land development functions in the county as well as maintaining the County's storm water infrastructure and efforts to improve local streams and waterways.  Programs include:

The branch is an active participant in a variety of state and federal programs dedicated to cleaner water.  Funding for programs is provided through the storm water management fee and development fees. 

Learn more about our programs by visiting the pages linked in the left column.
Construction Services
The Construction Services Branch provides support for a variety of County projects including storm water maintenance, stream restorations, parks and transportation improvements as well as assistance to other agencies. 
The branch also makes and installs street name signs and other signage.  A variety of signs are available for purchase by the public and HOAs.  For details or how to order, contact the Sign Shop at 703-792-6268 or 703-792-5765 or by email at
Mosquito and Forest Pest Management

The Mosquito and Forest Pest Branch monitors, inspects and appropriately treats mosquitoes and other forest pests, such as gypsy moths, fall cankerworm and Emerald Ash Borers.  Learn more about our pest management program by clicking here.


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