Steward the natural environment and historic heritage
- The James City Service Authority’s public water system was protected from the back-siphoning of hazardous materials through the implementation of the Residential Backflow Prevention Program. The Program requires that backflow assemblies be installed, inspected and tested annually by a Commonwealth of Virginia certified tester.
- As part of the Go Green Virginia Challenge, the County received certification as a Green Government. The competition recognized efforts to reduce carbon emissions while saving money.
- Residents applied for 561 JCSA rebates for the purchase of rain barrels, rain sensors, recirculators and high efficiency toilets, dishwashers and washing machines. The rebates encourage water conservation and the protection of groundwater resources.
- Participants at the 17th Annual Earth Day Business and Environmental Fair and Trade Show learned energy conservation techniques including efficient lighting, alternative transportation and composting.
- The County restored 2,400 linear feet of a stream tributary to the Powhatan Creek. Prior to the restoration, thousands of tons of eroded sediment were being washed into the Creek and eventually into the James River and Chesapeake Bay. As a result of the work completed, the rate of water flow was slowed, the stream was reconnected to its flood plain and the stream channel was revegetated.
- A Stormwater Advisory Committee was formed to provide assistance and advice to the Board of Supervisors and staff in the development, implementation and promotion of the County’s stormwater program. The Committee identifies needed improvements for flooding, drainage and water quality, reviews outreach and public engagement materials and reviews annual drainage and capital improvement programs and priorities.
- T he Norge Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other County properties listed on the Register include Mainland Farm and Jamestown Beach Campground and Yacht Basin, all located within the boundaries of the Governor’s Land Archaeological District. More>>
- As a continuation of 2007 Legacy Projects commemorating the 400th anniversary at Jamestown, a privately funded statue honoring Chief Powhatan was unveiled at the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse.