The Virginia Water Withdrawal Reporting Regulation (9VAC25-200-10, et seq.) requires the annual reporting of surface and ground water withdrawals. Withdrawal reports for the previous calendar year are due on January 31. The purpose of withdrawal reporting is to enable appropriate planning for the Commonwealth's future water needs through the collection of accurate information. Information collected is summarized and included in the Annual Water Resources Report.
Withdrawals in Virginia for crop production (including nurseries and sod farms) must be reported for withdrawals of one million gallons or more in a single month. Withdrawals in Virginia for ALL other purposes (including, but not limited to, livestock production, mining operations, public water supplies, manufacturing, power production, and golf courses) must be reported for anyone whose daily average withdrawal exceeds 10,000 gallons per day in any single month. Voluntary reporting of lower withdrawal amounts is encouraged and appreciated. Data collected includes monthly and annual withdrawal amounts and identifies the owner, source, source type, subtype, and category of use. Instructions for reporting raw water withdrawals for irrigation or agriculture include methods for estimating withdrawal amounts for these categories.
Withdrawal reporting may be completed online at the following link http://deq1.bse.vt.edu/vwuds/. A username and password is required for entry into the online reporting webpage and can be obtained by contacting the appropriate DEQ representative.