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Freedom of Information Act
 
 
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The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

A public record is any writing or recording -- regardless of whether it is a paper record, an electronic file, an audio or video recording, or any other format -- that is prepared or owned by, or in the possession of a public body or its officers, employees or agents in the transaction of public business. All public records are presumed to be open, and may only be withheld if a specific, statutory exemption applies.

The policy of FOIA states that the purpose of FOIA is to promote an increased awareness by all persons of governmental activities. In furthering this policy, FOIA requires that the law be interpreted liberally, in favor of access, and that any exemption allowing public records to be withheld must be interpreted narrowly.


Requesting Records

To request records from the Bedford Regional Water Authority, you may direct your request to one of the Authority's FOIA Officers. They can be reached by dialing (540) 586-7679 and requesting to speak with an FOIA Officer or by email.

You may also contact an FOIA Officer with questions you have concerning requesting records from the Bedford Regional Water Authority. In addition, the Freedom of Information Advisory Council is available to answer any questions you may have about FOIA. The Council may be contacted by
e-mail​ or by phone at (804) 225-3056 or (toll-free) 1-866-448-4100.

Additional Resources

Bedford Regional Water Authority
1723 Falling Creek Road • Bedford • VA 24523
540.586.7679

FOIA Requests