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 5894
[Withdrawn 4/21/2023]
General Information
Action Summary With this regulatory action, the Board intends to amend the Waterworks Regulations, 12VAC5-590, to comply with the amendments to Code of Virginia § 32.1-169 B, which became effective on January 1, 2022. The Board’s intent is to review the occurrence and public health implications of PFOA, PFOS, chromium-6 and 1,4-dioxane in public drinking water in Virginia and to establish MCLs for each of the contaminants. The Board may adopt MCLs for other PFAS, as deemed necessary, based on the results of the occurrence study completed in 2021 pursuant to Acts Chapter 611 and other occurrences of PFAS in drinking water that result in a public health risk which can be addressed through regulatory action. The amendments to the Waterworks Regulations will include the specified MCLs and establish procedures for waterworks to monitor for the contaminants, report analytical results, treat or respond to levels that exceed the specified limits, and satisfy other requirements as needed for monitoring, reporting, recordkeeping, treatment, and public notice.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7068]
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
9508 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/21/2023 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Tony Singh  / ODW Deputy Office Director
Address: 109 Governor Street, 6th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)310-3927    FAX: (804)864-7521    TDD: ()-