Program Areas - Drinking Water


Program Manager: R. Owen Hooks (757) 824-1941

Drinking water tank The NASA Wallops Flight Facility owns and operates two drinking water systems that collectively serve over 1,700 people. Both systems are fully permitted and must be operated in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). To ensure consistently high quality drinking water, the WFF Environmental Office (EO) regularly tests the water in accordance with EPA and VDH requirements. The EO monitors the physical, biological, and chemical quality of the water and tracks water usage and conservation. The EO works with the Facilities Management Branch in obtaining and complying with permits for the systems.

The EO prepares and distributes all SDWA-required Public Notices to its employees, partners, and tenants. Below are the most recently issued notices:

If you have any questions regarding drinking water quality at WFF, please contact R. Owen Hooks at (757) 824-1941.

Information Sheet on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Environmental Testing

NASA Wallops, in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies, is conducting testing of the facility's groundwater monitoring and drinking water wells for the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). For more information regarding the progress of this testing, please contact David Liu at (757) 824-2141 or click here.