Henrico County serves over 80,000 customers with water and sewer. The account subclassification code system is designed to manage industrial and commercial customers based upon two-letter codes that represent the nature of their discharge. Many of the codes used in the County’s system have their foundation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of CATEGORICAL industries. These are industries that have discharges unique to that category of industry. For example, all industries in the Metal Finishing category will have limitations placed on their discharge for several of the heavy metals, such as copper, nickel, and zinc and total toxic organic compounds. Industries in the Aluminum Forming category on the other hand have limitations placed on them for aluminum, cyanide, zinc and chromium.

A simple two-letter subclassification system allows us to manage data for the non-categorical industries and businesses as well. Restaurant discharges, as an example, are not yet governed by the federal government, but are regulated by County Code for oil and grease. The two-letter system is a simple way to allow users of the billing system to sort data.

Account Subclassification Code System

Code Description
AS Adhesives and Sealants
BM Battery Manufacturing/Repair
BP Bottling Plants
CH Church
CN Construction Meter
CO County Facility
CS Convenience Store
CT Centralized Waste Treatment
CW Car Wash
DC Day Care with/without Food Preparation
EL Electroplating/Metal Finishing and Mfg
FD Film Developing
FH Funeral Homes and Mortuaries
FP Food Preparation, Processing; Restaurants
FR Furniture Refinishers
GR Groundwater Reclamation
FS Fire Station
LA Laboratories
LD Laundry and/or Dry Cleaners
LF Landfills
MF Multi-Family Residential
MH Motel/Hotel
ML Multiple Tenants, Mixed Discharges
MM Monitoring Manhole
MP Machinery and Mechanical Products Mfg.
MS Machine Shop
MT Medical Treatment Facilities, Hospitals
NH Nursing Home
NP Non-Profit Housing Facility
NR Non-Revenue Account
OB Other Business
OR Other Residential Institution
PC Pesticides/Chemical Plants
PF Plastics Forming and Molding
PG Packaging, Multiple Products
PI Printing Inks Manufacturing/Blending
PK Parks
PM Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
PP Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mfg.
PR Printer
PS Pump Station
PT Petroleum Refining and Storage
RH Recreation Association
RS Rescue Squads
SC Schools, Public and Private
SD Soap/Detergent Manufacturing
SE Special Event
SF Single Family
SN Shopping Center
SS Service Station/Auto Repair
TA Temporary Account
TM Timber Products
TP Trailer/Mobile Home Park
TR Treatment Plant
VT Veterinarian
WD Wholesale Distributor (Water)
WH Warehouse/Distribution
WP Water Processing
WS Water Supply
WT Water Treatment


Account Subclassification Code System

For information, all utility customers fall within six (6) very general classifications codes.

Code Description
CM Commercial
IN Industrial
MF Multi-family
NR Non-Revenue Account
SF Single Family
WD Wholesale Distributor (Water)


revised 3/24/2004