Following extensive public engagement, all elected officials from both Albemarle County and Charlottesville adopted a Community Water Supply Plan in 2006. Historical documents related to the development and adoption of the Community Water Supply Plan as well as the most up to date information on the Plan can be found at the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority link below.
Key elements of this long-term Plan:
- Replace the existing unsafe Ragged Mountain dam with a new one that raises the pool height by 42 feet .
- Replace the 83-year-old Sugar Hollow pipeline with a newer, shorter pipeline connecting the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir with the Ragged Mountain Reservoir and the two corresponding treatment plants.
- Upgrade and expand water treatment plants.
- Provide enough storage to get us through the most severe drought of record.