Water Availability

According to the Virginia Water Resources Plan published by the Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia is considered to be a “water-rich” state. During years with normal to high precipitation, Virginia’s net water withdrawal from surface water in non-tidal streams is less than 5% of the median daily streamflow.

For companies with processes that require access to water, regions within Virginia with a notable abundance of water resources include:

  • Lynchburg region: more than 25 million gallons per day excess water capacity.
  • New River Valley region: average daily flow of 1.7-billion gallons and of very reliable, clean water from the New River. Adequate infrastructure is also in place to tap into this natural resource and to process waste water.
  • Roanoke region: current demand is only 43% of available daily supply.