The Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory (OWML) was established in 1972 to serve as an unbiased source of scientific monitoring and information for the nation’s first deliberate indirect potable reuse program. This program, which has operated successfully for the last 50 years, provides a drought-proof, environmentally sensitive, and high quality source of water for nearly 2 million residents in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The mission of the WateReuse Association (WATEREUSE) is to educate the public on the importance of reusing water and to advocate for policy, laws and funding to increase water reuse in communities across the United States.
NACWA represents the interests of the country’s wastewater treatment agencies, true environmental practitioners that serve the majority of the sewered population in the United States and collectively treat and reclaim more than 18 billion gallons of wastewater each day.
The Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies, Inc. (VAMWA) is a statewide association of 56 local governments and authorities that own and operate municipal wastewater treatment plants.
The Virginia Water Environment Association, Inc. (VWEA) is a Member Association of the Water Environment Federation.
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 32,000 individual members and 80 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world.
The Water Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps utilities and corporations preserve the water environment and protect human health by providing science and technology research to enhance management of our water resources.
The Community Engagement Campaign (CEC) is a partnership between COG and various water supply and wastewater members to engage the National Capital Region in wise water use and source water protection messages. The goal of this partnership is to share water information with our community through a variety of media sources.
You may know the 811 Call Center as Virginia Utility Protection Service (VUPS) or Miss Utility of Virginia. They are a non-profit organization functioning for the safety and benefit of everyone in our community. While the name has changed over time, their purpose has remained constant: To keep you, your friends and neighbors safe by helping you avoid buried power, sewer, gas and water lines. Virginia 811 is the “one call” Virginia communications center for excavators, contractors, property owners, and those planning any kind of excavation (digging) or demolition. The 811 call center notifies participating utilities of the upcoming excavation work so they can locate and mark their underground facilities in advance to prevent possible damage to underground utility lines, injury, property damage and service outages. Calling before you dig is a simple step, but one that can make your construction, planting or home improvement project safer while preventing utility outages that can be inconvenient or even dangerous for your neighbors. In addition, calling 811 before you dig is the LAW.