Welcome to the first edition of RVAH2O Community Currents. We launched this newsletter as part of RVAH2O—a new initiative started by the city of Richmond Department of Public Utilities with one big goal: Achieve cleaner water faster.
This newsletter is your portal to environmental efforts happening around Richmond waterways. In each edition, you can expect easy tips you can do in your own backyard to improve our area watersheds. Plus, we’ll keep you posted on what the DPU and our partners are doing toward achieving clean water, and we’ll breakdown important topics like stormwater—what it is, what’s wrong with it, and what we can do together to improve it.
We’ll also let you know about local events where you can connect with RVAH20 and enjoy fresh, free tap water at our hydration stations. We will also inform you of events, like our Community Open House at the Science Museum of Virginia this past June, where city residents came together to share new ideas and learn about the city water cycle.
From kayaking in the James River to drinking a cold glass of tap water, we all touch Richmond’s water sources everyday. So it’s important all the voices of the community are heard and addressed. We hope you’ll pass along this newsletter, share our stories on Facebook, and tag us in your favorite river photos. Because every voice matters, just like every drop counts.