Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Rainwater Harvesting Systems Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 635]    (Under Development)
Rainwater Harvesting Regulations
Action 5542
General Information
Action Summary The Rainwater Harvesting System Regulations (Regulations) are new regulations to provide standards for the use of rainwater harvesting systems, including systems that collect rainwater for human consumption. The Regulations will promote the use of rainwater as means to reduce fresh water consumption, ease demands on public treatment works and water supply systems, and promote conservation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6687]
Associated Mandates Promulgate Regulations for Use of Greywater and Rainwater
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8982 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
9620 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/08/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director of Environmental Health Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.