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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Withdrawal Reporting [9 VAC 25 ‑ 200]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes annual reporting requirements for withdrawals of surface or ground water where the daily average is more than 10,000 gallons per day in any singe month for uses other than agricultural irrigation or more than 1,000,000 gallons in any single month for agricultural irrigation uses.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and 62.1-44.38 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To document the amount of water withdrawn from surface and ground water resources by requiring withdrawers to annually report their withdrawals.

To provide data necessary to efficiently plan for water supply needs of the citizens by identifying areas where water withdrawals can cause significant impact on the local water supply sources.

To serve the water supply information needs of other state, local and federal agencies.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ryan Green 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4258    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt CH 200 Changes in Response to 2022 Board Bill
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/24/2022).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Citation Correction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/28/2018.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
7/29/2022 Completed Retain As Is
3/12/2018 Completed Amend
2/5/2013 Completed Retain As Is
6/20/2001 Completed Retain As Is