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Water: Local Drinking Water Information

Virginia Drinking Water

 Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.

The water you drink


Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.

To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.

Envirofacts data on Virginia

If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety.  EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually.  Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.

Where does drinking water come from?

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To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality Exit EPA Disclaimer

State drinking water offices

Virginia's drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Division of Water Supply Engineering
Dept. of Health
Room 109-31
1500 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Virginia's source water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Office of Water Programs
1500 East Main Street
Room 109
Richmond, VA 23219

Compliance trends

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Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Virginia's report is not online, but read about compliance in EPA's national summary.

Funds for safer water

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States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water supplie rs improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Virginia's program . Exit EPA Disclaimer

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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