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$249,000 skiddoo? Pipe study eludes elections
Published on Oct 22nd, 2009
12 comments RWSA director Tom Frederick has enjoyed the support of his board, including Charlottesville Public Works director Judy Mueller. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Despite a request from a prominent critic...
Candidate Fenwick satirizes dredge studies
Published on Oct 13th, 2009
1 comments With local governments preparing to spend six-figure sums just to study dredging the silt-choked Rivanna Reservoir, independent City Council candidate Bob Fenwick has satirized the consulting process...
Free studies: Firm, Fenwick urge market dredgings
Published on Oct 2nd, 2009
14 comments Council candidate Bob Fenwick and Blue Ridge Sand principal Mitch King urge market solutions. PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER A politician's press conference touting the benefits of mud and a five-year-old...
Hard path: Waterworks to approve new firm, new spending
Published on Sep 21st, 2009
43 comments Schnabel made the finals in 2007 but was originally passed-over by the now-fired Gannett Fleming. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Despite the plea of Albemarle County's own water resources expert to follow a...
Fish jump: but red herrings filleted at dredge test
Published on Sep 4th, 2009
39 comments "Somebody's gonna make a good living out of doing a company and offering this service," said Fenwick Friday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER After years of talk, someone has finally taken action on dredging...
Dredge wedge: Firm late, wants nearly $700K
Published on Aug 25th, 2009
27 comments The Rivanna Reservoir, built in 1966, has been silting in. Instead of dredging, the waterworks wants to build a new one. PHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN Waterworks director Tom Frederick told his board today...
Water use at record low for July
Published on Aug 23rd, 2009
17 comments Despite a rising population and a one-third increase in customers over the past 10 years, the trend toward lower usage has hit a new low for July, what is normally one of the year's most water-hungry...
Snow softens: Only Fenwick is jonesin' for dredging
Published on Aug 14th, 2009
24 comments Snow accepts acclaim and umbrella from dredge fan Betty Mooney at the May 26 Republican event. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Where do the candidates stand on dredging? In the county, Duane Snow appears to...
Spray this moment
Published on Aug 8th, 2009
2 comments This is as far as the canoe could get on August 3, 2009. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER On May 2, 2008, the dock was surrounded by water. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER 1 of 2 What a difference a year has...
Can kicked? Waste decried as dredge study firm named
Published on Aug 7th, 2009
49 comments With chair Mike Gaffney in the background, RWSA director Tom Frederick, foreground, defends his dam July 28. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority has just chosen a Nebraska...
Swinging time over Loch Leigh
Published on Jul 28th, 2009
1 comments A girl takes a ride on a backyard swing over Loch Leigh in the West Leigh subdivision at sunset on Monday, July 27.
Eight firms want to show us how to dredge
Published on Jun 19th, 2009
7 comments Eight firms responded by the June 17 deadline to compete for the contract to provide a major how-to guide on dredging the silt-packed Rivanna Reservoir, according to Rivanna Water & Sewer...
Dollar short: Dredging study advances... on City tab
Published on May 19th, 2009
12 comments Citizen Richard Lloyd urges a newly-expanded RWSA board to dredge its main reservoir. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Nearly a year after it first tried to obtain the services of consultants to find out how...
Obama quip: Dredging stalls as racial debate rises
Published on May 7th, 2009
44 comments Wagner (left): "A dredging study for water supply only is an absolute waste of the rate-payers' money." FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Nobody disputes that the chair of the Albemarle County Service...
Story archive - Hook water supply articles
Published on Nov 1st, 2008
2 comments The dream of providing a 50-year water supply has been controversial, as Hook water articles demonstrate. This page also includes links to official and other documents linked by these stories....
Dredging 101: New estimate at $25-30 million
Published on May 8th, 2008
0 comments Chris Gibson teaches Dredging 101 at the Design Center downtown. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Until a few months ago, dredging had all the glamour of using diesel equipment to pump mud off a lake bottom....
Keno, Lynch dredge up divergent views
Published on May 7th, 2008
5 comments So what happened last night at the big dredging confab called by Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris? Well, the two-man team from visiting engineering firm Gahagan & Bryant repeated its pitch from...
Higher and higher: Frederick claimed dredge cost $225 million
Published on Mar 6th, 2008
0 comments   There's nothing in the budget of the 50-year water plan for dredging the Rivanna Reservoir... ...even though it will be less than a third its current size by 2050 RIVANNA WATER & SEWER...
Reservoir dogged: A $142 million boondoggle?
Published on Feb 28th, 2008
0 comments Dam critics: Five of the six members of Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan (clockwise), Rich Collins (in cap), Francis Fife, Kevin Lynch, Betty Mooney, and Joe Mooney, gather at the South Fork...
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