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KNOW?

  • The cost of one bottle of water from a vending machine is equivalent to the cost of drinking 8 glasses of tap water every day for a year.
  • A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
  • The Water Authority maintains almost 1500 miles of drinking water pipes. If you put them end-to-end, they would stretch from Roanoke to Colorado Springs, CO.
  • At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Water is the only substance naturally found on earth as a solid, liquid and gas.
  • Over 713 gallons of water go into the production of one cotton T-shirt.
  • The Authority’s Water Pollution Control Plant is regarded as one of the best bird-watching areas in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • The Water Authority maintains over 6,000 fire hydrants in our service area. Fire hydrants are connected to the public drinking water distribution lines, so water from a fire hydrant is drinking water.
  • There are over 23,000 manholes in our service area.
  • Carvins Cove Natural Reserve is the second largest municipal park in the United States.
  • The Authority’s Water Pollution Control Plant covers over 100 acres of land.
  • More people in the world have a mobile phone than have a toilet.
  • The Water Authority treats 19-million gallons of drinking water a day although we have the capacity to treat 56-million gallons per day.
  • The Authority’s Water Pollution Control Plant treats almost 37-million gallons of wastewater a day from all across the Roanoke Valley.
  • There are 51 drinking water storage tanks in our service area. They each hold between 500,000 – 2-million gallons of water.
  • Most of the treated drinking water used in a home is for toilet flushing.

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Minutes of the Western Virginia Water Authority Board of Directors


Approved minutes of the Western Virginia Water Authority for the current and prior fiscal years are published on this web site. For copies of prior years' minutes, please contact the Board’s secretary at gayle.shrewsbury@westernvawater.org

 

2019 Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
February 21, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
 April 25, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
June 20, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of the WVWA did not meet in August
September 19, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

 

2018 Meeting Minutes

January 18, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
February 15, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
April 19, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
June 21, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
July 19, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of the WVWA did not meet in August
September 20, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
October 18, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
November 15. 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of the WVWA did not meet in December