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November Edition
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
What would VA AWWA be without our hardworking members? As a dedicated group of professionals, VA AWWA members have kept our communities across Virginia supplied with safe and clean water throughout the pandemic. Your resiliency and dedication are very much appreciated!
To show our appreciation, please take advantage of the 20% discount offered at AWWA’s store ( through Dec. 31st by using the promo code THANKYOU at checkout.
We’d also like for you to join us at one of the Membership appreciation events being held across the state in November and December (more details to come).
And why not earn Splash into Rewards points by referring a new member with a free 90-day trial membership being offered by AWWA? You can earn some great swag and get your co-workers excited and involved with our great association!
Again, Thank You for all that you do.
Have you heard about the newest program from VA AWWA?  Get rewarded in three different ways for taking advantage of your many membership benefits!  Check out all the details, including how to turn your activities into points and then those points into prizes and rewards! 
Upcoming Events
2021 Fall Plant Operations Seminar - Utility Ethics
Henrico County Water Treatment Plant
Nov 30, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
40-Hour Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing
Chesterfield County Utilities - Operations Center
Dec 06, 2021 8:00 AM -
Dec 10, 2021 5:00 PM
View entire list
Look for these additional events in 2021/2022.  More details will be available soon!
  • Membership Networking and Appreciation Events - December 2021 
    (Richmond and VA Beach)
  • Nitrification Webinar - December 2021
  • Achieve and Maintain Compliance with SDWA (small systems) - January 2022
  • Internal and External Communication Webinar - January 20, 2022
  • Drinking Water Quality and Research Seminar - April 19, 2022
  • Plant Operations Conference - May 4-6, 2022
  • Water for People Golf Tournaments - Williamsburg, May 2, 2022,
    and NoVA, May 10, 2022
  • Good Lab Practices Conference - July 25 and 26, 2022
News and Announcements
Join VA AWWA - We're Hiring!
Do you have a passion for water?  Do you love helping to make a better world through better water? If so, join us!  Virginia Section AWWA is looking for a self-motivated, highly organized Training Coordinator to play an essential role in supporting the training needs of our membership.  This position will organize existing training efforts along with expanding training offerings in the future. 
Check out the full job description and then apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to Geneva (
Operator Management Training - Utility Ethics
Date:  November 30, 2021
Time:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Henrico County Water Treatment Facility
10111 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA
Calling all Plant Operators, Utility Staff, Managers, and anyone interested in improving their skills! Join us for a full day of Operator Management training focusing on Utility Ethics. Ethics training helps the members of a utility judge the moral legitimacy of their decisions, enabling them to apply moral principles and values in their daily actions and choices.

Participants will learn:
  • How to define ethics
  • How to avoid conflicts of interest
  • How to maintain confidentiality
  • Proper recordkeeping
  • Manage contracts and vendors
  • Common rationalizations
  • How to report unethical behavior
This seminar is geared towards all utility staff and focuses on ethical dilemmas and knowing the appropriate course of action to take on the job. 
AWWA 2022 State of the Water Industry Survey Now Open
As we have since 2004, AWWA is conducting the annual State of the Water Industry Survey (SOTWI). Please make your voice heard by sharing your views on key water industry challenges, critical concerns, and emerging opportunities. At the end of the survey, you will have a chance to enter a raffle for an Amazon gift card. You do not have to be a member to participate or win the raffle. The survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete. 

Follow this link to the Survey: 
Take the Survey

Your responses are voluntary and will be kept strictly confidential. As in previous years, aggregate results will be provided through the website and the Journal - American Water Works Association. If you have any questions, please send them to

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and shape the water industry,

Dawn M. Flancher, PE
Sr. Manager Technical and Research Programs
American Water Works Association


EPA Supply Chain Webinar
EPA is hosting a webinar on Supply Chain issues on November 18, 2021, at 2:30-3:30 PM on SDWA Section 1441.
The webinar will provide an overview of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Section 1441 process, including:
• Who is eligible for SDWA Section 1441;
• How to apply;
• What to expect after submitting an application; and
• Key takeaways from recent supply chain disruptions.
Here is the link to register and more information:
EPA Water Lab Alliance Security Summit 2021
The 2021 virtual EPA Water Laboratory Alliance Security Summit is coming up!  This free event will take place November 16 - 18, 2021.  
Day 1 will feature state-of-the-art discussions of the challenges presented by climate change and cybersecurity. Speakers will present useful resources from EPA’s Water Security Division, partner utilities, and laboratories to support preparedness and response efforts for you and your stakeholders.

On Day 2, we are excited to host panel presentations on environmental justice, a spotlight on Tribal utilities, and a special session highlighting WLA emergency response planning. The resources presented in these sessions, paired with the expertise of our panelists, will enhance your water contamination response readiness.   

Day 3 will walk participants through a collaborative WLA Tabletop Exercise, featuring a scenario-based contamination event as a backdrop for developing emergency response plans that address analytical support.

Continuing Education Credits are available! Sessions will run from 11 am-4 pm daily!
Scholarships Available


Are you an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in the water sector? Are you attending a college or university in North America? Is your graduation date after August 2022? 


Apply for water sector scholarships available for engineering, water studies, policy, communications, technology, finance, legal and water research by December 20, 2021. See the listing below of all scholarships offered and the FAQ for necessary qualifications.


Scholarship application links are located on AWWA's website (


Laboratory Practices - Call for Papers
The Laboratory Practices Committee hereby invites the submission of abstracts for papers and workshops for the 28th Annual Good Laboratory Practices Conference, to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 25 and 26, 2022 at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel.  We encourage you to submit an abstract and participate in discussions that are important to the advancement of our laboratory professionals. For further information contact: Alicia Connelly at or Kerri Williams at  The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2022
Laboratory Analyst Award Nominations
Career Center
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking for great candidates?  Either way, check out our newly updated Career Center for opportunities in Virginia. 
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back periodically for new positions as they become available. 

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