Clean Water for Our Children
One of the best ways to ensure clean water for future generations is to educate our children on the importance of water treatment.
Visit Your Local Water Treatment Plant
One good way to become better educated about water treatment is to visit your local water treatment plant. The Appomattox River Water Treatment Plant in Petersburg, Virginia welcomes visitors. To schedule a visit, please submit the plant tour request form.
EPA Water Kid’s Pages
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several educational pages and links for kids, including links to Bill Nye-the Science Guy and Eddie the Eco-dog.
Visit these EPA pages to learn more.
Fun Fact: How did Lake Chesdin get its name?
Answer: Lake Chesdin is a large man-made lake located between Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties, thus the name Ches-din.
The following links are provided for your information and education. The Appomattox River Water Authority does not guarantee the accuracy or relevance of off-site links.
AWWA – American Water Works Association – An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
VDGIF – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Department has an operational budget of approximately $51 million.
VRWA – Virginia Rural Water Association – The vision of the Virginia Rural Water Association is to be the leading professional organization that adapting its assistance and training to ensure services exceed the ever-changing needs of its members.
VWEA – The Virginia Water Environment Association, Inc. – Mission Statement: To preserve and enhance Virginia’s water environment, now and for future generations.
WEF – The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals throughout the world. WEF and its member associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.
Well and Groundwater Testing – Although a certified testing laboratory, the Appomattox River Water Authority does not provide testing services for residential drinking water, wells, or groundwater. Certified laboratories that do provide these services include: http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/ and http://www.wellowner.org/. Additional information pertaining to Virginia Household Water Quality Program is available here. The EPA guide, Drinking Water from Household Wells. is available here.
The Appomattox River Water Association operates under both Federal and State regulations. Some of the agencies which regulate water are the following:
Federal Regulatory Agencies
EPA – U. S. Environmental Protection Agency – The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
State Regulatory Agencies
DEQ – Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – The Department of Environmental Quality aims to protect and enhance the environment for the benefit of the public.
The Appomattox River Water Authority provides the following Policy Statements for the convenience of our visitors, customers and other interested parties.
Freedom of Information Act
Irrigation Withdrawals Policy
Drought Management Plan
The Appomattox River Water Authority provides the following forms for the convenience of our visitors, customers and other interested parties.
The Appomattox River Water Authority provides the following documents for the convenience of our visitors, customers and other interested parties.
- Financial Report FY 2015
- July 2016 Board Meeting Package
- August 2016 Board Meeting Package
- October 2016 Special Board Meeting Notice
- November 2016 Board Meeting Package
- Financial Report FY 2016
- Governance Letter FY 2016
- January 2017 Chemical Bid Tabulations
- January 2017 Board Meeting Package
- Proposed Budget FY 2017-2018
- March 2017 Board Meeting Package
- May 2017 Board Meeting Package
- July 2017 Board Meeting Package
- August 2017 Board Meeting Package
- September 2017 Board Meeting Package
- October 2017 Board Work Session Package
- November 2017 Board Meeting Package
- 2017 Governance Letter
- ARWA Board Presentation: Chesdin Reservoir Wetland and Stream Assessment
- ARWA Board Presentation: Reservoir Bridge Analysis
- Hydrologics: Evaluation of ARWA Capacity Expansion Options
- ARWA Study: Brasfield Dam Raise – Summary
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