Prince William County news in brief

County invested record sum

on business projects in 2013

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Last year, Prince William County committed to investing more than $1 billion on 20 projects with non-retail companies. It was the county’s largest commercial capital investment since the Department of Economic Development began tracking such activities 17 years ago, according to a county statement.

County officials credit the large investment with the expanding data-center market, which includes projects such as the Prince William Science Accelerator Wet Lab and the Simulation and Game Institute. The county continues to draw new business with large land parcels, multiuse zone sites, reliable power, fiber optic networks and low programmable computer taxes, the county said.

Manassas work might affect color of water but not safety

The City of Manassas water department will work on a water transmission line on Vint Hill Road from 6 a.m. Wednesday to
6 a.m. Thursday. The project completes the connections to a new 36-inch water transmission line.

Water service will not be disrupted, but customers may see discolored water when the job is finished. The water has been treated and will be safe, according to city officials.

The city advises customers who have discolored water to run cold-water taps for 10 to 15 minutes. If problems persist, call 703-257-8353.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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