Did You

  • 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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Invitations to Bid

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Please contact only those telephone numbers listed in published Bids.

There will be NO plan holder's list for a project with on-line plans.

If bid tabs are published, please allow at least one business day after bids/proposals are opened for the information to be available on the bottom of this page. Questions should be directed to the individual project manager.

The Authority's current operating and capital budget is available online.


Published Bid Tabs

August 10, 2017 - Painting of Upland Game, Franklin Road and Hollins Water Tanks Bid Tab

August 16, 2017 - Old Salem Sewer Extension Bid Tab

September 5, 2017 - Prequalification of Contractors for Muse Spring List One, List Two

September 13, 2017 - The apparent low bidder for the Sewer Inspection 2017 is Hydrostructures, LLC

October 12, 2017 - The apparent low bidder for the Hollins Rd Water Main Repl-Ph 2 is Portland Utilities Constr Co  Bid Tab 

October 18, 2017 - The apparent low bidder for the Rutrough Road Water & Sewer Extension Project - Phase II is Jack St. Clair, Inc. Bid Tab

October 25, 2017 - The apparent low bidder for the Dillards Hill Water Storage Tank is Eastern Tank & Utility Services, Inc. - Bid Tab