The COG Board of Directors’ May resolution in support of Virginia’s Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day and Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week continues to be highlighted in a number of ways across the region.
The resolution, which was championed by COG's Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee (CBPC), supported the Virginia Assembly’s designation of June 30 as a date annually to celebrate the hardworking and committed water sector professionals that work diligently to protect public health and the environment. It also recognized efforts by COG’s local government and water utilities to restore the Bay.
The Water Environment Federation highlighted this effort in a recent article, "Celebrating a day to call their own," which featured staff at the H.L. Mooney Plant (operated by the Prince William County Service Authority). In addition, Alexandria ReNew Enterprises, a member of COG's CBPC and the Community Engagement Campaign, recently released "Water Transformers," to showcase the work of wastewater professionals and their dedication to water treatment and water quality, and to outline the breadth of careers that are available in the water sector.