Office of Drinking Water

The Office of Drinking Water protects public health and ensures Virginians have a safe and adequate supply of drinking water.  Review the Drinking Water Standards.


Drinking Water Information Following a Disaster

Hurricane Florence

Of course, when facing a major storm or hurricane, your first priorities are to assure the safety of your family.  Included in those priorities are concerns about safe drinking water.  Below are links to information on problems that affect drinking water in Virginia following a major storm or flooding. If you are a consumer and have any questions regarding the safety of your drinking water, please call your local water utility for answers to any questions you may have.

If you are a water utility owner, click here.


NEW~Upcoming training opportunities for Waterworks Operators and Owners: 

Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Systems

September 17-21, 2018
Roanoke, Virginia

Establishing a Successful and Sustainable Waterworks: Revenues, Rates and Funding

September 24-17, 2018
Richmond, Virginia

Contaminants of Concern: Chemistry, Toxicity and Treatment

October 15-17, 2018
Richmond, Virginia

Hands-On Training at a Full Scale Water Plant

October 25-26, 2018
Salem, Virginia

Groundwater Math for Small Systems

November 5-7, 2018
Richmond, Virginia