Where is the Best Tasting Water in Virginia?

Submit your entry by October 16 to the VRWA Office.

Watch on Facebook Live at 11am, Tuesday, October 20!

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Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation (WIIN) Act

Small and Disadvantaged Communities Grant

Due by September 4, 2020, 5pm

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Announcing VRWA 2020 Annual Awards

The year 2020 has brought about many new and unprecedented experiences for all.  During the upheaval of the worldwide pandemic, we recognize even more the great work that is done by those in the water and wastewater industry.  Not everyone realizes the work and training that is needed to keep our water safe for consumption, so we thank you for all you do to keep us safe and healthy now and in the future.   Even though our 2020 Annual Conference and Technical Exposition was cancelled due to health concerns and restrictions from COVID-19, VRWA recognizes the hard work of Virginia’s water and wastewater workers.   Thank you and congratulations!

Go to Conference 2020 to see this year's winners.


Where is the best tasting water?


Let's find out where the best tasting water is in Virginia!


Use the following link to watch the video of the water taste contest.


Congrats to the winner!
















NRWA's COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Impact on Water/Wastewater Utilities Survey Results

Water and Wastewater services are integral to the well-being of any community and the health of the citizens.  Thank you to those utilities that participated in the survey provided by NRWA so we can understand the needs for such services to continue.

Click to see results.


EPA Releases Financial Impact Tool

In order to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on utilities, the EPA announced July 8, 2020 a tool to help calculate the impact on utilities.
Link to download Financial Impact Tool.

For more info go to the EPA's Water Finance Center.





During these unprecedented times, 
VRWA is here for you.  
We are taking precautions to help all 
stay healthy and safe,
 however we are still available to help Rural Water.








Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation (WIIN) Act

Small and Disadvantaged Communities Grant

Any Virginia community waterworks serving a population of 10,000 persons or less has the opportunity to apply for construction grant funds through the WIIN Act 2104 Grant. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Drinking Water (ODW) will submit an application to the Environmental Protection Agency at the end of September 2020, to secure these funds. 

Waterworks wishing to be named as a sub-recipient of this grant application can submit the construction application below. VDH-ODW staff will review the applicants submission and select two to four applications for funding based on eligibility and need. Applications are due no later than September 4, 2020 5:00 p.m. EST. Send them to:

Virginia Department of Health
Office of Drinking Water
WIIN Grant Coordinator
109 Governor Street, 6th Floor

Richmond, VA   23219

For more information please contact Barry E. Matthews, CPG at 804 477-5171 or by email at barry.matthews@vdh.virginia.gov