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2020 Virginia Updates (2 hr)

These sessions were presented at the 2020 NOWRA Mega-Conference.

1) The purpose of this presentation is to share Virginia's experience in transitioning onsite sewage system evaluation and design services from local health department to the private sector. The presentation will cover Virginia's 20+ year history on the topic, how it started, Virginia Strategic Vision, and where we go from here.

2) The purpose of this presentation is to share information on the Virginia Department of Health's work with Wastewater Infrastructure Workgroup to identify community and individual wastewater needs throughout the Commonwealth. This includes work with the Virginia Institute of Marina Science to develop unique tools to model the location of suspected areas with wastewater infrastructure needs.

3) The Virginia Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals licenses onsite soil evaluators, onsite septic system inspectors, and onsite septic system operators. The proposed presentation would provide important licensing and examination updates, information regarding recent Board and agency guidance affecting licensees, as well as an overview on expected future actions impacting licensees.

4) The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) will add multiple advanced water treatment processes to select HRSD wastewater treatment facilities to produce a highly treated water (SWIFT Water) that meets drinking water standards and is chemically compatible with the receiving aquifer. Secondary effluent from up to seven of HRSD’s existing treatment facilities will be treated at SWIFT facilities and the finished SWIFT Water will be recharged into the Potomac Aquifer System (PAS) to help restore the depleting aquifer.

While taking the class, for Technical Support call (888) 705-6002 (8 am - 8 pm EST) or email