November 2020 Edition
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Upcoming Events
Water Outreach Response to COVID-19
Online only
Nov 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Addressing Aging Infrastructure Challenges for Water/Wastewater Utilities Webinar
Online Only
Dec 03, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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News and Announcements
Water Outreach Response to COVID-19
Join the Water Awareness and Outreach Committee for an exciting webinar about engaging the public amidst the COVID pandemic.  This webinar features the winners of this year’s VA AWWA Public Information Award. Lynchburg Water Resources and Prince William County Service Authority will share their different outreach responses to COVID-19.  We will explore how these utilities are continuing to reach audiences through virtual platforms while overcoming the barriers faced by COVID-19.  Register here
Addressing Aging Infrastructure Challenges for Water/Wastewater Utilities Webinar
In an era of aging infrastructure and mounting pressure to maintain a high level of service without raising rates, water and wastewater utilities are constantly seeking effective approaches to manage their existing assets. This webinar will present multiple case studies that utilities in Virginia have taken to better manage their assets, both buried and vertical.
For more information and to register:  Click here
Cybersecurity Advisory for the Water Sector
Attention VA AWWA Members:
The WaterISAC has issued a cybersecurity advisory for the water sector in response to a ransomware attack on a large public water utility. Read the full story for an email from the EPA Water Security Division. This advisory is TLP: Green, meaning that it can be distributed widely within the sector, but cannot be distributed to the public.
Membership Spotlight
Bingham and Taylor was founded in 1849 in Buffalo and was a foundational member of AWWA. Having relocated to Culpeper over 70 years ago, B&T has been serving the water industry from Central Virginia since that time, all while providing unwavering support to the VA Section.
Not only did B&T patent the Buffalo-style valve box, but they were also the first to manufacture plastic valve boxes and injection molded meter pits. They continue to be the leading supplier of meter and valve access systems for water utilities and are considered to be a green company, using melted down iron from salvaged metal sourced in Culpeper for 100% of their castings.
In addition to its headquarters in Culpeper, B&T also has manufacturing facilities in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, as well as distribution centers in Denver and California.
AWWA and the VA Section is honored to count B&T among its members and looks forward to another 170 years of working together!
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