October Edition
Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?  We all work extremely hard to provide and protect clean water for Virginia, but this resource is often taken for granted!
The Water Awareness and Outreach Committee has prepared a series of graphics that can be shared with your partners to remind them of the important work we do every day.
Feel free to share these 5 designs by email, on social media, with your staff, and on your websites.
Thank You for all you do to make sure Virginian’s never have to imagine a day without water.
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Upcoming Events
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YP Plant Tour and Happy Hour
Henrico Drinking Water Treatment Plant & Capital Ale House (Innsbrook)
Oct 27, 2022 4:00 PM
Contractor Perspective: Current Market Challenges
Oct 28, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2022 Tidewater Model Water Tower Competition
Old Dominion University - Engineering Systems Building
Oct 29, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fall 2022 Plant Operations Seminar
Lynchburg Department of Water Resources
Nov 04, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Northern VA YP Happy Hour at Courthaus Social
Courthaus Social
Nov 08, 2022 6:00 PM
VA AWWA Networking Event - Shipgarten
Nov 10, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
EUM In Action: Current VA Effective Utility Management Case Studies
Nov 16, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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AWWA celebrates LGBTQIA+ History Month and recognizes the achievements and impact of LGBTQIA+ professionals in our water community.  LGBTQIA+ History Month is an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questions, interest, and asexual+ history, as well as the gay rights and related civil rights movements.  Join us as we focus on the important contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community and to our AWWA vision of a better world through better water.
News and Announcements
Mentor/Mentee - Need One?  Want to be One?
Are you interested in building relationships with other Virginia AWWA members?  Think you will benefit from having a mentor? Do you have knowledge that others can use as they navigate their career?
The DEI Committee is launching a Mentor / Mentee Allyship Program.  This is an excellent opportunity to build your professional network through:
  • Networking with the industry's top professionals,
  • Cultivating interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills,
  • Providing a confidential sounding board or ideas and challenges,
  • Goal-setting opportunities,
  • Giving back to others.   
If you are interested, please use the following link:  If you have any questions or want further information, please contact Patra Brodie at
Your voice matters!  Take the State of One Water Survey!
We are looking for diverse voices from the watershed – including utilities, industry, regulators, and any other stakeholders invested in sustainable water initiatives.
PLEASE participate in the US Water Alliance’s The State of the One Water Survey.  It should take 10 minutes – and will really help us assess the current status of the One Water field, identify barriers, and anticipate needs to propel the One Water movement forward. 
The inaugural State of One Water Survey was officially launched at the 2022 One Water Summit, and responses are already pouring in. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your voice and perspective on the current status of the One Water field, helping to identify barriers and anticipate needs to propel the One Water movement forward.  

But don’t wait—the Survey closes on November 2 at 11:59 pm ET
Congratulations 2022 Distribution Rodeo Winners
On October 3rd-5th, Chesterfield County Department of Utilities hosted the 32nd Annual Distribution Seminar and Rodeo. With over 160 attendees, 13 Virginia Water Distribution Systems were in attendance. A dozen vendors participated in displaying their latest products and services.  In addition to great training, seven different competitions were held.  Congratulations to the winners!
Best of Virginia Water Taste Test - City of Norfolk
People's Choice Water Taste Test - Spotsylvania County
Hydrant Hysteria - Men's team - City of Virginia Beach
Hydrant Hysteria - Women's team - Arlington County
Rapid Tappin' - Bedford Regional Water Authority
Meter Challenge - Mike Sherwood, City of Virginia Beach
Splish Splash - Dave Burnett, City of Virginia Beach
Buried Treasure - Michael Wilson, City of Virginia Beach
Check out the Distribution Systems Committee webpage for a detailed list of the winners, along with photos and videos from the rodeo! 
EPA Webinar - National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a public webinar to prepare communities for how to get involved and provide EPA with their input on the upcoming proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The public webinar will be held on November 2, 2022 (2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time).
In the webinar, you will hear about:
  • What are PFAS and how do they impact drinking water
  • How EPA develops a drinking water regulation
  • EPA’s timeline and activities associated with the proposed PFAS drinking water regulation
  • What happens after the regulation is proposed and how can communities provide their input to EPA
  • Where to go for more information
The webinar will also provide an opportunity to submit questions. During the webinar, EPA will not be discussing the specific requirements of the proposed PFAS drinking water regulation. That information will be available once the proposed rule is issued.  To register, click Read More... 
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. 
Here is a list of the most recent job posted:
  • Principal Engineer
  • Engineering Supervisor - Linear Assets
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Water Operator I
  • Utilities Engineer
  • Utilities Operating Accountant
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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Mark your calendars for WaterJAM 2023 - The Power of Water

The Call for Abstracts will open on November 14th so check our conference website for updates.

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