April Edition

Did You Know?

What does membership in Virginia Section AWWA provide? Certification and licensure training is only one small part of member benefits. Where else can you find such a large network of local water professionals with whom to connect? Are you looking to build your career in the water industry? Volunteer opportunities abound where you’ll connect and network with life-long water professionals.
Engage with us and reap the benefits!
What are you waiting for? 
Turn your activities into rewards!

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! 
wE-SPLASH Sponsors
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
A New Era of Resilience: 2022 Drinking Water Quality and Research Seminar
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Kelly Education Center
Apr 19, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2022 Spring Distribution Systems Seminar
Henrico DPU Operations Facility
Apr 27, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
28th Annual Water for People Golf Tournament - Williamsburg
Kingsmill Resort - The Woods Course
May 02, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Achieve and Maintain Compliance with the SDWA
Paul D. Camp Community College: Workforce Development Center
May 05, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
VA AWWA Networking Event - Salem Red Sox
Salem Memorial Ballpark
May 05, 2022 6:05 PM
VA AWWA Networking Event - Three Notch'd Brewing
Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery - Charlottesville
May 06, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program Webinar
May 09, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
28th Annual Water for People Golf Tournament - Northern Virginia
Westfields Golf Club
May 10, 2022 7:00 AM
Communications Superstars: Coffee And Chat
Online only
May 10, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2022 Plant Operations Conference
Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
May 11, 2022 - May 13, 2022
VA AWWA Networking Event - Murphy's Irish Pub
Murphy's Irish Pub
May 12, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 16 Hours
Western VA Water Authority- Field Operations Center
May 18, 2022 8:30 AM -
May 20, 2022 5:00 PM
Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 40 Hours
Henrico County Water Treatment Plant
Jul 11, 2022 8:30 AM -
Jul 15, 2022 5:00 PM
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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Look for these additional events in 2022.  More details will be available soon!
  • Good Lab Practices Conference
    Charlottesville, VA  
    July 25 and 26, 2022

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**Prices go up after April 22nd**

News and Announcements
Golf for a Cause - Water for People
It's not too late to sign up for a beautiful day on the golf course while supporting a great cause! Register today!
28th Annual Water For People Golf Tournament
Come join us and help support Water for People while enjoying a round of golf at the prestigious Kingsmill Resort (The Woods Course).
Sign up individually or as a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All proceeds are donated to Water for People. Full details are available on our website.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Kingsmill Resort (The Woods Course)
1010 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA
Check-In: 8 am
Shotgun Start: 10 am
Time to Get Out and Network!
Spring is the time to get out of the house/office and hang out with friends!  Virginia Section AWWA has three great opportunities to help you do just that.  Join us at one (or all three) networking events coming up.
VA AWWA members, prospective members, colleagues, family, and friends are all welcome to attend.  Check out the details online and RSVP!  
**Sponsorship opportunities are available for each event. 
2022 Drinking Water Week - It's Time to Celebrate
Drinking Water Week is right around the corner - May 1-7, 2022! It's time to finalize your plans for your week of celebrations, community engagement, and employee appreciation! 
The Water Awareness and Outreach Committee has put together an Ah-MAZING tool kit (along with assistance from AWWA) to assist with your Drinking Water Week Celebrations!  Check out all the resources available to you.  
  • Logos and Banners (in various sizes and languages)
  • Social Media Graphics and Hashtags
  • Press Releases and Proclamations
  • Children's Activity Ideas
  • Public, Community, and Employee Celebration Suggestions
For more than 40 years the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.  You can find the complete toolkit on our website:  Drinking Water Week
Free Training for Small Systems
Calling small water systems (under 10,000 persons served) to join us on May 05, 2022, from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM to help your utility learn how to avoid costly violations. This FREE class, including a regulatory review and a hands-on water quality lab, is provided by EPA, in partnership with SERCAP. 
Communications Superstars
Attention colleagues in the water field: Looking for advice on how to best interact with your communities? Check out this virtual event from the Virginia Section AWWA’s Water Awareness and Outreach Committee on May 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Join AWWA members while we talk about trends and best practices with some top water industry communications experts: Emanuel Briggs from DC Water, John Gonzalez from Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and Kelley Dearing-Smith from Louisville Water.
Plant Operations Conference - We Are BACK!
After a 2-year break, the Plant Operations Conference is back In-Person... and at the Beach!  The Plant Operations Committee has created a wonderful line-up of presentations and speakers that you won't want to miss.  The full list is online, along with hotel and registration information.  Check it out soon because early-bird registration ends April 29th!  Get your CPEs while networking with your peers at this favorite event. 
When:  Wednesday, May 10th - Friday, May 12th
Where:  Holiday Inn and Suites North Beach
Emerging Water Utility Leaders and Managers - Duke's WILD Program
The Duke University Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) Program is accepting applications now through Sunday, May 1, 2022. The WILD program is a cohort-based professional development experience created for water utility managers by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Full scholarships are available to all program participants. Fellows will be able to participate in all program activities without any cost to themselves or their utility.
Get Ready for WaterJAM 2022
Planning is underway. 
Get all the latest information and updates from our conference website
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:
  • Engineer II
  • Utility Plant Mechanic
  • Assistant Director of Utilities (Operations & Maintenance)
  • Engineering Technician
  • Utility Capital Project Accountant
  • Systems Administrator
  • Water Plant Operator
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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