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Water Academy

Program Overview

Water Academy 2024 is FULL! Watch this page for information about future Academy participation. We'll see you next summer!

This award-winning, three-session educational program is perfect for adults and rising high school seniors who live or work in Prince William County and are curious about what it takes to get water from its source to the tap and back again and want to explore their own role as an environmental steward.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the water and wastewater industry from experts in the field, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility and meet some of the people who literally keep our water flowing smoothly.

Prince William County school teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Credits upon completion of the Water Academy.


Session Date Topic(s)

June 11, 2024
4:30 p.m. (dinner available)
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (program)

H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility

1851 Rippon Blvd. Woodbridge, 22191

1. Operations & Maintenance
Pipes, valves, water tanks, and more! Learn how the Service Authority keeps water moving through Prince William County.

2. Environmental Services and Water Reclamation
Discover what it takes to make and keep the water clean for people and the environment, while meeting stringent state and federal standards for water quality.

3. Tour of our Dr. Evelyn Mahieu Environmental Laboratory
Learn the processes we use to test water quality and see our state-of-the-art laboratory.

4. Tour of H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility
Get an insider look at an active wastewater plant and learn how the Service Authority cleans and reclaims wastewater that is discharged into Neabsco Creek.

June 18, 2024
4:30 p.m. (dinner available)
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (program)

H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility

1851 Rippon Blvd. Woodbridge, 22191

1. Who We Are with General Manager Calvin D. Farr, Jr.
Our CEO explains our mission, vision, commitment to diversity & inclusion, etc.

2. Project Management Office
Ensuring the reliability of our systems and preparing for the future, the Project Management Office stays on top of the Capital Improvement Program and makes sure infrastructure projects run smoothly.

June 25, 2024
4:30 p.m. (dinner available)
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (program)

Raymond Spittle Building

4 County Complex Ct Woodbridge, VA 22192

1. Service Authority Panel
Your chance to discuss topics on water quality, water conservation and source water protection with Service Authority and water resource experts.

2. Truckz@Work
Get an up-close look at the Service Authority's work vehicles and trucks. You may be surprised at the array of vehicles and the technology that supports them.

3. Water Academy Graduation
Celebrate your achievements with your classmates!