Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Waterworks Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 590]
Amend and update the Waterworks Regulations
Action 4854
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action will reorganize much of the content in Part II into smaller sections to improve clarity and readability, but will not change the requirements in the regulations that are necessary for the state to retain primary enforcement responsibility for waterworks in Virginia. The intent of the regulatory action is to amend and update the Waterworks Regulations to ensure they are clear, concise, and technically correct, which will facilitate the permitting, design, construction and operation of waterworks in Virginia. The goal of the regulatory action is to establish requirements for the basic design, construction, and operation of waterworks and to set enforceable standards for water quality to ensure waterworks provide safe and reliable drinking water that protects public health.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005204]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/4/2016
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
7976 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/29/2017.
8497 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/10/2020.
9160 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/23/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dwayne Roadcap  / Office Director, Office of Drinking Water
Address: 109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7522    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-