Community Connections

To Know Your Water, is to Love It Explore the below water works resources to learn about the amazing journey tap water goes through and how residents and businesses can positively impact that. 

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Apprenticeship Program

The Norfolk Department of Utilities offers an Apprenticeship Program (PDF) to provide training and on-the-job work experience for individuals interested in a career in the maintenance of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure and water production facilities.

Public Information

The Public Information Office provides internal and external public relations, information, and marketing support to all divisions of the Norfolk Department of Utilities. We seek to develop mutual understanding and support between Norfolk Utilities and the community.

Our Services

The services offered by the Public Information Office include:

  • Presentations
  • Displays
  • Classroom Visits
  • Submission to Outside Publications
  • Coolers and Cups - Borrow our 5-gallon self-service coolers, filled with ice and Norfolk quality tap water. We even provide the cups. Each cooler fills 80, 8-ounce servings.

Education Outreach

Our education outreach program provides real-world educational experiences about water, earth's most vital resource, for young people in classrooms, libraries, after-school programs, community-based organizations, etc., as well as supporting the development of professionals.

  • Kindergarten through 6 grade - Hands-on 45-minute sessions designed to teach water science to grade students. The curriculum is aligned to national and state core standards and highlights STEM activities.
  • 7 through 12 grade, college and professional - The water-workforce consist of a wide range of professional fields.

Helpful Resources

For more information about the Department of Utilities' public information program and its various services, please call 757-664-6701. To request a presentation, please use the online request form.