The logo of the NEWPORT NEWS WATERWORKS has many meanings. Its pentagon outline, the shape of the operating nut of a fire hydrant, represents regional water supply services to five political subdivisions of the Commonwealth - the cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson, plus major urbanized areas in York County and James City County.
The primary colors of red, yellow, and blue, from which all colors of the rainbow are created, reflect potable water's natural importance and fundamental utility; such a spectrum from nature denotes the physical and chemical sciences; it is pervasive and ubiquitous; it is essential to the health and welfare of the community.
Triangles are geometrical figures which brace structures; thus, the three colorful triangles allude to the importance of sound engineering to the Waterworks' facilities and operations.
Being a municipally-owned enterprise, funded entirely by revenues from customers, the logo symbolizes an organization of dedicated employees committed to efficient and effective service.
The logo design is attributed to Waterworks Director Walter S.
Grant, Jr. (1975 - 1981)
The logo explanation originates with Waterworks Director Charlie C. Crowder, Jr. (1981-1993)
coincidentally, the fifth Director in the organization's history.
Each year, Waterworks hosts its Annual Open House at Harwood's Mill Water Treatment Plant. This years Open House is planned for Saturday, May 15, 1999 10:00AM-2:00PM. Plant tours, video presentations and displays will be presented. This event is free and open to the public. Please Plan to attend.