Conservation of Water Resources (Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Conservation of Water Resources (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The State Water Control Board is responsible for formulating and implementing a comprehensive water use policy for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Implemented by the Department of Environmental Quality, the policy consists of ground water characterization, water supply planning, and water withdrawal permitting programs.

Policy Contact

Department Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Division State Water Control Board
Address 629 East Main Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 1105
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23218
Phone 804.698.4000



Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 62.1-44.35 through 62.1-44.44

Authority 2: 9 Va. Admin. Code 25-200 (Water Withdrawal Reporting)

Authority 3: 9 Va. Admin. Code 25-220 (Surface Water Management Area Regulation)

Authority 4: 9 Va. Admin. Code 25-390 (Water Resources Policy)

Authority 5: 9 Va. Admin. Code 25-600 (Groundwater Withdrawal Regulations)