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    • 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.



    Hydrant Flow Test Data Application

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    Western Virginia Water Authority
    Scot Sutherland – Engineering Tech I
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    Roanoke, VA 24011

    Applicant will be contacted with new flow test data by Western Virginia Water Authority personnel within ten (10) business days following receipt of this application and payment.  

    Hydrant Flow Test Data Application

    Hydrant Flow Test Data Application

    * The five (5) digit hydrant ID# should be obtained from the brass tag on the hydrant.  The ID# can also be obtained from the Authority GIS site using the Detail Identify tool on the WHydrant layer to locate the hydrant.

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