Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) - MECC provides an enriching distance learning resource for waterworks operators. MECC also offers an on-line, degree producing program for waterworks operators. Eligible students can receive scholarship assistance from the Health Department for this course of study.
Virginia Ground Water Protection Steering Committee - The GWPSC provides information to citizens, industry, officials, students and others about the use and management of Virginia's ground water resources.
Underwriters Laboratories Environmental & Public Health Home Page - Underwriters Labs offers certification for all sorts of things, including drinking water systems.
The Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research at University of Southern California - The Foundation is considered by many to be the world's authority in the field of cross-connection control.
USGS -- Water Resources of the United States - The U.S. Geological Survey provides the nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the Earth.
National Drinking Water Clearinghouse - NDWC assists small communities by collecting, developing, and providing timely information relevant to drinking water issues.
Water Environment Federation - The WEF is a not-for profit technical and educational organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing the global water environment.
Consumer-oriented information is at their Envirofacts web page.
EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program website: http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/dwsrf/index.cfm
Virginia Government Index - Virginia's online "Blue Pages".
Water: Small Systems and Capacity Development - Provides resources for guidelines and easy-to-follow instructions for key management measures, including asset management, strategic planning and financial planning.
Hiring and Career Opportunities for Waterworks Operators: Virginia Workforce Connection â€“ A website for employment and labor market information in Virginia. Includes: comprehensive job matching between job seekers and employers, information on jobs (wage data, skill requirements, as well as industry and occupational trends), and potential training opportunities