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Water Academy Summer 2018

The Prince William County Service Authority has officially opened the enrollment period for its second annual Water Academy! The five-session course is open to Service Authority customers who are interested in learning about topics such as water and wastewater infrastructure and treatment as well as their relation to environmental protection. It is an active, engaging and hands-on program!

The goal of the Water Academy is to foster understanding about the value of the Service Authority for a diverse network of citizens who are willing to serve as outreach ambassadors. A graduation ceremony will be held for those who successfully complete the course. Click here to download a printable course overview.

Course Overview

Attendance at four out of the five sessions is mandatory. Dinner will be provided at each session, with the exception of June 27, when light refreshments will be served. Two of the sessions will be tours of water and wastewater treatment facilities, respectively. Other than the tour of the Griffith Water Treatment Plan, all sessions will take place at the H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility, 1851 Rippon Boulevard in Woodbridge. 

There is no fee to apply or attend the Service Authority Water Academy. Specific topics that will be covered during the course are listed below.


Date Time and Session Content
Wednesday, June 20, 2018: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Service Authority Operational Overview & Water Quality
Wednesday, June 27, 2018: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Tour of Griffith Water Treatment Plant
Wednesday, July 11, 2018: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Operations & Maintenance Overview, Billing,& Heavy Equipment Expo
Wednesday, July 18, 2018: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tour of H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility
Wednesday, July 25, 2018: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enterprise Asset Management, Engineering & Planning & Graduation Ceremony

Application Process

To apply, please complete the online registration form


You may also complete a PDF Application Form and email it to wateracademy@pwcsa.org or send a hard copy by mail to PWCSA Community Outreach, PO Box 2266, Woodbridge, VA 22195. Applications may also be submitted in person at 4 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Applications for the Summer 2018 Water Academy must be submitted by May 16. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by May 23, 2018. Acceptance to the Water Academy is not guaranteed and class size is limited to 30. Participants must be 18 or older.