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July 2021 Edition

Upcoming Events
2021 Corporate Sponsorship
Dec 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
Setting Effective Rates for Small Systems
Online only
Jul 13, 2021 9:00 AM -
Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Good Lab Practices Conference
Online Webinar
Jul 26, 2021 1:00 PM -
Jul 27, 2021 3:30 PM
Joint Associations Annual Norfolk Tides Game
Harbor Park Stadium
Aug 11, 2021 6:00 PM
WaterJAM 2021
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
VA AWWA | VWEA 2021 - 2022 Leadership Academy
Online and Various sites
Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 12, 2022
27th Annual Water for People Golf Tournament - Northern Virginia
Westfields Golf Club
Oct 07, 2021 7:00 AM
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News and Announcements
WaterJAM Registration is OPEN!
WaterJAM will be In-Person this year!  Mark your calendars to join us at the beach from September 13-16.  Registration is now open! 
Check out for all the latest information and details. 
Call for VA AWWA Award Nominations
Do you know someone who has contributed to the water industry and the Virginia Section in a substantial way? What about a company that supports its employees' growth by involvement in the Virginia Section?  Why not nominate them for one of the following VA AWWA awards.  The deadline to submit nominations is this Wednesday, June 30th.  Details about each award are online (
Remember: It only takes a few minutes to nominate someone but the honor lasts a lifetime.
Good Lab Practices Conference - Registration is Open

Join us for the Annual Good Lab Practices Conference that will be held virtually again this year. We have two half-days planned for the event.  The program will include a day one focus on wastewater and a day two focus on drinking water.  There are opportunities for exhibitors to participate by purchasing a spot to show a 1-2 minute video during the session.


Day One - Wastewater 
July 26, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:30
Continuing Education: 2 Drinking Water | 2 Wastewater


Day Two - Drinking Water 
July 27, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:30 
Continuing Education: 2 Drinking Water | 1 Wastewater

Click Read More for a full list of presentations and speakers!

Member (VWEA or VA AWWA): $35 Both Days | $20 Single Day

Non-Member:  $45 Both Days | $25 Single Day

Exhibitor (includes 1-2 minute video):  $100

NEW - VDH Waterworks Regulations Now in Effect

The most recent revisions to the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water Rules and Regulations went into effect on June 23, 2021


The Waterworks Regulations in their entirety are available as PDF files below. Individual sections of the Waterworks Regulations may be found on the Virginia General Assembly Legislative Information System website (Agency 5, Chapter 590).  


Waterworks Regulations (PDF)


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services Announcement
The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Source Water Protection Areas (SWPA) Sub-Committee will be meeting in the next few weeks to discuss updates to high-priority areas for source water protection.  The 2018 Farm Bill includes a provision for the protection of source water through targeting conservation practices and including funding for conservation programs.
Please find linked below a USDA NRCS Bulletin with more information and an April 2020 AWWA Journal article that discusses the need and benefit of such programs as well as providing examples of partnerships.
If you believe that your source water watersheds would benefit from these programs we encourage you to contact Tim Mitchell who is VA AWWA representative on the NRCS SWPA Sub-Committee as soon as possible.
Tim Mitchell, P.E.
Calling Student and YP members to enter the Digital Knowledge Competition!
Digital Knowledge Competition presentations are 30 seconds to 2 minutes and should present a concentrated message to showcase recent or ongoing research, or innovative or novel ideas related to the fields of water and wastewater.  Video submissions may utilize any combination of footage, photographic images, animation, voice-over, music, humor, etc. to illustrate the message.  Presentations will use video to engage, educate, and interact with audiences local and remote to WaterJAM.  All Digital Knowledge Presentations will be presented on a dedicated monitor at WaterJAM for the region’s Industry Professionals to enjoy!  Student and YP winners will be selected.  First place and second place winners will be awarded $500 and $250, respectively.  For more information visit:
Women Impacting Water

Calling all women and women supporters who want to start WaterJAM feeling connected and empowered! Join us for the first annual Women Impacting Water networking breakfast on Tuesday morning, starting at 7:30 AM. We’ll feature an interactive trivia-themed activity allowing attendees to network with female members of the water industry.


This breakfast is about bringing the industry together to celebrate the impact and value of women in water. To secure your spot for this free event, select the Women Impacting Water Networking Breakfast when registering for WaterJAM – and make sure to spread the word with peers who may be interested in attending too!


#WomenImpactingWater #WaterJAM2021


Calling all YPs and Students!
WaterJAM Attendance Justification Advice
So, you have heard about the great benefits of WaterJAM (both virtual and in-person versions!), and you are interested in attending this year!  Your next step may be to justify the value of your attendance to your manager, boss, or supervisor.  Sound overwhelming?  Well, we hope that the advice below will help you develop your plan and will result in your attendance at WaterJAM 2021 in Virginia Beach!
Why Young Professional Should Join an AWWA Committee


Members are the lifeblood of AWWA.  It is the involvement and commitment of water industry members that make AWWA work at both the Section and Association levels. The future of AWWA depends on attracting and encouraging young professionals (YPs) to become actively involved in the association and fulfilling our vision of creating a better world through better water. YPs are interested in a meaningful career while making a difference in how the world uses, protects, and preserves this most vital resource.

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. 
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back periodically for new positions as they become available. 

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