- 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.
Water Quality Report
Relay for Life and Fishing Tournament
Relay for Life and Fish for a Cure. Register for our night time fishing tournament on June 7.
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April 27 Rx Take-Back Day
Have medications that you need to safely dispose of but missed our take-back event? Click to see a list of permanent collection boxes in the valley.
As part of the budgeting process, the Authority forecasts its water & wastewater fund expenditures and revenues for each of the next five years and updates this forecast annually. A five-year Capital Improvement Plan is also submitted with the annual budget. The fiscal year budget and the calendar year rates are adopted following the public hearing held in June of each year.
Current Year Budget
Prior Year Budgets
Budgets for other fiscal years are available by request.