Virginia Rural Water Association
Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) – MECC provides an enriching distance learning resource for waterworks operators. MECC also offers an on-line, degree producing program for waterworks operators. Eligible students can receive scholarship assistance from the Health Department for this course of study.
Virginia Ground Water Protection Steering Committee – The GWPSC provides information to citizens, industry, officials, students and others about the use and management of Virginia’s ground water resources.
Underwriters Laboratories Environmental & Public Health Home Page – Underwriters Labs offers certification for all sorts of things, including drinking water systems.
American Water Works Association – The AWWA is a trade organization dedicated to safe drinking water. There’s a page just for Virginia.
The Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research at University of Southern California – The Foundation is considered by many to be the world’s authority in the field of cross-connection control.
USGS — Water Resources of the United States – The U.S. Geological Survey provides the nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the Earth.
National Drinking Water Clearinghouse – NDWC assists small communities by collecting, developing, and providing timely information relevant to drinking water issues.
Water Environment Federation – The WEF is a not-for profit technical and educational organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing the global water environment.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – The EPA main page, with lots of great resources. You may also go directly to the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
The EPA maintains a Surf Your Watershed Web site where you can find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.
Consumer-oriented information is at their Envirofacts web page.
EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program website:http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/dwsrf/index.cfm
Virginia Government Index – Virginia’s online “Blue Pages”.
Water: Small Systems and Capacity Development – Provides resources for guidelines and easy-to-follow instructions for key management measures, including asset management, strategic planning and financial planning.
Hiring and Career Opportunities for Waterworks Operators: Virginia Workforce Connection – A website for employment and labor market information in Virginia. Includes: comprehensive job matching between job seekers and employers, information on jobs (wage data, skill requirements, as well as industry and occupational trends), and potential training opportunities