May Edition
Memorial Day... is the day set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all who served and died for our country and our freedom.  May your day be filled with memories and peace. 
God Bless America.
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Upcoming Events
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2023 Corporate Sponsorship
Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023
YP Webinar - Navigating a Career and Water Quality Regulations
May 25, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ACE23 Virginia Section Receptions
Belfast Love
Jun 11, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Water for People and NOVA YP Happy Hour
Jun 15, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lab Practices Committee Meeting
Henrico County Water Reclamation Facility
Jun 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2023 Safety Seminar: Everyone, Everywhere, Safety
Lee Hall Maintenance and Operations Center
Jun 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Roanoke/Lynchburg Water Tower Showdown
BRWA’s Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility
Jul 08, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 16 Hours
Western VA Water Authority- Field Operations Center
Jul 10, 2023 8:30 AM -
Jul 12, 2023 5:00 PM
Annual Good Lab Practices Conference
Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump
Jul 31, 2023 8:45 AM -
Aug 01, 2023 6:00 PM
VA AWWA Networking Event - Washington Nationals
Nationals Park
Aug 19, 2023 4:00 PM
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WaterJAM 2023 - The Power of Water
September 11 - 14, 2023  | Virginia Beach, VA

Details for all things WaterJAM can be found on the conference website
Registration is NOW open - Sign up here!
News and Announcements
Operator and College Scholarships Available
If you are a student (or know one) that is looking to pursue a career in the water industry?  What about a water operator that is looking to advance to the next level?  Don't miss this great opportunity to apply for scholarship funds! 
  • OneAWWA Operator Scholarship  
  • VA AWWA Ray A Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship 
  •  VA AWWA Dr. Robert C Hoehn Graduate Student Scholarship 
All applications must be received by FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023.
VA AWWA scholarship information, including application forms, can be found here: 
Please share the link with anyone you think would be interested.
PFAS Updates

The EPA’s proposed PFAS rule was published in the Federal Register last month.  Public comments can be provided at under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2022-0114. Comments must be submitted during the public comment period that ends on May 30, 2023. Information on submitting comments to EPA dockets can be found here.


Apply today for the Larry Gordon Safety Award

Gain recognition for your safety efforts...Nominate your water facility today for the VA AWWA Larry Gordon Safety Award! Virginia is proud of last year’s winner, Virginia American Water, Prince William Water District.  Could your utility win this year?  The nominations deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

This award will be presented to a Virginia waterworks facility that promotes an active and effective safety program.


Have you joined the fun yet?
We have had a great time at several networking events this year.  If you haven't joined us yet, it's not too late.  Register now and reserve your spot for one of these exciting events!
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. 
Thoughtful Tuesday Interest Survey
Whether you have attended a Thoughtful Tuesday event organized by the VA AWWA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee or not, we invite you to provide your thoughts and feedback on our events.  The survey looks back at past events AND solicits your thoughts on future topics.  It shouldn't take more than 5 mins of your time, but the information would be invaluable to us!  
Thank you! 
Participants Needed for New Mentorship Program
The VWEA | VA AWWA Utility Management Committee is excited to launch the 2023 Mentorship Program!
The intent of this program is to bring a W/WW industry mentor and mentee together (who may not have otherwise met) for mutually beneficial and meaningful conversations regarding various career and professional topics. Mentorship is an invaluable opportunity to learn from one another, providing a path to knowledge transfer. Mentors can share experiential wisdom and offer career guidance. Mentees can share innovative ideas and fresh perspectives on long-standing industry concerns.
This program covers 6 weeks of conversation prompts. The program schedule can be found by clicking Read More below.
Complete the short, 6-question SURVEY if you’d like to participate. If you have questions, please email Matt Wisniewski (
Join us in creating a mentoring ripple effect across the industry!
Leadership Academy - Sign ups are OPEN!

Have you been rewarded lately?

It is time to submit your activities to Splash into Rewards!  Complete activities in any of the six key categories to earn points:
  • Membership    
  • Growth
  • Events
  • Committee Involvement             
  • Education of others       
  • Social Media
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 Supervisor - Linear Assets
  • Director of Treatment Operations
  • Utility Worker I
  • Principal Engineer - Utilities Development
  • Chief Treatment Plant Operator
  • Principal Labor Crew Chief
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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