Another drought year?
At yesterday's Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority board meeting, executive director Tom Frederick warned that 2006 could be another drought year.
"The spring planting season is fast approaching," Frederick wrote in a written report, "Â and I would strongly urge all our citizens to think and practice “water conservation” now and recognize there is a higher than average probability that this year could be a drought year." While our reservoirs are full right now, Frederick reported, abnormally dry conditions are causing concern.
In 2002, the area suffered a drought that had restaurants using paper plates, car washes closing down, and people collecting rainwater and siphoning soapy bath water.Â Â