53 MGD

Tandem Friends School students test Rivanna River water with technical direction and apparatus provided by Rivanna Conservation Society executive director Robbi Savage.

The students canoed to Riverview Park from an undisclosed location on the north fork of the Rivanna. On April 6, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will will have heard from Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority executive director Tom Frederick about locating a new, fifty-three-million-gallon-per-day (53MGD) sewage pumping facility in this park.

If you are a county resident, please communicate with your supervisors about this bad idea. Riverview Park and Darden Towe Park are our community’s only gateways to the Rivanna River. Not good locations for sewage infrastructure.
Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo every day at billemory.com/blog.