SUPPORTING A STUDY OF MAINTENANCE DREDGING
OF THE SOUTH FORK RIVANNA RESERVOIR
AND EFFORTS TO PROMOTE WATER CONSERVATION
WHEREAS, the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority, with the support of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville has received a permit from the United States Corps of Engineers authorizing the expansion of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir for a community water supply; and
WHEREAS, the approval of a community water supply plan does not negate the County’s concerns regarding the maintenance of the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir and the importance of water conservation.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that in addition to the specific elements of the community water supply plan approved by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, the City Council and the Board of Supervisors, the Board of Supervisors hereby requests the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority to undertake a study of the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir and the viability and merits of maintenance dredging, siltation prevention and any other appropriate initiatives that could maintain and enhance the aquatic health and water quality of the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir, as a valuable water resource for the long term future benefit of the community. The Board hereby requests that the Albemarle County Service Authority, the Rivanna River Basin Commission and other affected regional partners formally express their support of this study; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors hereby agrees to increase its efforts to promote water conservation and efficiency by Albemarle County water consumers, and commits to engage in an active dialogue with the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, the City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority, the University of Virginia and other key partners to develop stronger incentives and more effective measures for the conservation of water throughout the region.
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