RSWA selects water supply plan

Pressured by recent drought worries, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has finally chosen a new 50-year water supply plan–the South Fork pipeline. The plan calls for the expansion of Ragged Mountain Reservoir and a new pipeline to the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. The RSWA will hold a public forum on the plan on Tuesday, April 18 at Monticello High School at 7pm. The plan still needs to be approved by the Albemarle County Service Authority board, the City Council and the Board of Supervisors, and the State. But county officials say that state regulators, as well as local officials and environmentalists, are very supportive of the plan.