About ODW

Mission Statement:  We protect Public Health and help ensure all Virginians have a safe and adequate supply of drinking water.  We accomplish this by:  1) Serving as Virginia's advocate for safe drinking water.  2) Monitoring drinking water quality  3) Applying engineering judgement  4) Providing technical assistance and training with respect to all drinking water issues.  5) Financing improvements to drinking water systems. 6) Enforcing drinking water rgulations and standards of the VA Public Water Supply Law and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act
Did you know that Virginia laid the foundation for safe drinking water practices?  The first sanitation law was written and enforced in Jamestown, Virginia on May 24, 1610.  This was one of the earliest documented attempts at maintaining a clean water supply.