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What do members say about VA AWWA?? 

"An American Water Works Association membership allows students and young professionals to network with companies that align with their interests and gain insight into company culture and compatibility. Similarly, water professionals have access to a network of information and other professionals all striving towards the same goals."
~ N. Witmer
What are you waiting for? 
Turn your activities into rewards!
Deadline Extended - August 30, 2022

Read the article below in the News and Announcement section for all the details and the items you can win!
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To learn more about all the great sponsors above, click their logo to check out their website. 
Upcoming Events
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2022 Corporate Sponsorship
Dec 01, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022
Annual Good Lab Practices Conference
Omni Charlottesville
Jul 25, 2022 - Jul 26, 2022
Achieve and Maintain Compliance with the SDWA
Paul D. Camp Community College: Workforce Development Center
Jul 28, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
NOVA Young Professionals Facility Tour and AfterHours
Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility
Aug 04, 2022 3:00 PM
Trending In An Instant: A Risk Communication Guide for Water Utilities
Online only
Aug 09, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Unpacking the Latest Guidance on the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Revisions
Online only
Aug 30, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WaterJAM 2022 - Our Water, Our Future
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Sep 12, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022
Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 16 Hours
City of Virginia Beach DPU
Oct 19, 2022 8:30 AM -
Oct 21, 2022 5:00 PM
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Early registration prices end on August 12th
Save money by registering early!  
Want to know more about this year's technical training program? Find out by clicking Learn More below or checking out our latest Tap Into Virginia online!
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The time is NOW for Splash into Rewards
In the last 12 months, have you.... become a member or renewed your membership? Have you attended any training or networking events? Did you serve on a committee, or have you been a speaker? Do you follow us on social media? 
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you qualify for Splash into Rewards points!  All you need to do now is let us know! Use the link below to submit your activities and turn them into points.  After that, complete a separate form to redeem those points for cool swag and prizes!  It's just that simple!  
Here are a few items you can receive... 
Also, secondary contests are happening with random prizes in each points category.  Not to mention the GRAND PRIZE given to the member with the most points for the year.  But in order to participate, you must submit your activities.  It only takes a moment and could result in awesome rewards.  
Submit by August 30th to be eligible for this year's random drawings and to pick up your swag at WaterJAM!
Trending in an Instant: A Risk Communications Guide for Water Utilities

Aug 09, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Online only

As water service professionals, our core focus is to protect public health and the environment. We have traditionally met this public health mission as a silent service. Today, however, sensationalism around drinking water quality or infrastructure incidents, widespread broadcasting through social media, and the growth in public distrust of government agencies mean your community needs to hear from you.
This presentation will prepare members for the fast-paced way news travels today and equip participants with tools to respond appropriately. This interactive format will concentrate on risk communication strategies and techniques based on industry expert knowledge and utility lessons learned, providing best practices for risk communication and increasing comfort with communicating in a crisis.
Attention Utility Members!
The Water Utility Committee (WUC) seeks members interested in the legislative and regulatory process.  Each year the WUC tracks the legislative action of the Virginia General Assembly, monitors regulatory actions being considered by the state, and keeps VA AWWA members informed of any potential impact on water utilities.  Additionally, the WUC participates in the AWWA Fly-In in Washington DC, where we meet with our Virginia Delegation and discuss federal matters that are important to the water industry.  Lastly, we host the Utility Manager’s Breakfast at WaterJAM and arrange speakers to discuss relevant and timely issues.
If you or anyone on your staff is interested in participating in the Water Utility Committee, please contact Tim Mitchell, Water Utility Committee Chair, at or 434.455.4252.
Unpacking the Latest Guidance on the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Revisions

Aug 30, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(Webinar will be Online only)

The USEPA is expected to imminently release new guidance on service line inventory development, and we have you covered! Learn from the VDH and utilities who have begun this project as they share their experience and expertise, including inventory data management strategies, service line identification strategies, and lessons learned.
Speakers Include:
Bob Edelman, Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Leslie Moening, Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Daniel Duffy, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Sponsored By The VA AWWA Drinking Water Quality and Research Committee
What's happening at WaterJAM 2022
Want to know why you should attend WaterJAM?
Over 180 technical sessions
Exhibit Hall full of vendors and solutions
6 specialty workshops for additional learning opportunities
Engaging, timely Keynote address by a nationally recognized speaker
Networking opportunities galore!
Preconference events include:
Golf Outing and Cookout
Clay Shoot
Fishing Boat Charter
Service Project
Don’t miss out on extra events:
5K Fun Run
Special Breakfasts
Facility tours
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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:
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Utility Locator
  • Assistant Chief Operator, Head of Maintenance
  • Utility Worker I
  • Utility Engineer
  • Utility Capital Project Accountant
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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