Dear Waterwork Owners and Other Interested Parties:
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) received numerous funding requests and set-aside suggestions following the January 2009 announcement regarding funds available from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program. Through the Safe Drinking Water Act, Congress authorizes capitalization grants to the states but authorization has not been finalized.
The VDH's Office of Drinking Water (ODW) has prepared a draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) using information submitted via the funding requests and set-aside suggestions. This draft IUP is for review and comment by the public. The document entitled "Virginia Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Design Manual"(dated January 12, 2009) is a part of the IUP. This document was mailed in the January announcement and is available at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/drinkingwater/financial.
As previously announced, the VDH will hold a public meeting. The meeting will be on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Office of Drinking Water East Central Field Office, 300 Turner Road, Richmond, VA 23225. In addition, comments from the public are to be postmarked by Friday, December 24, 2010.
Those parties planning to attend may contact Theresa Hewlett at (804) 864-7501 by the close of business on Monday, December 13, 2010. Please direct your requests for information and forward written comments to:
Steven D. Pellei, P. E.
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Drinking Water
James Madison Building, Room 622
109 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Voice: (804) 864-7489 Fax: (804) 864-7521