water supply

Falling water: Terrain shredding starts as consumption falls
Published on Sep 10th, 2012
16 comments New data show that local water consumption has fallen to near-record lows– an ironic launch for a new multi-million-dollar reservoir whose capacity may not be needed for decades. Related FLAWS...
Beaten, but undrained: Litigant says City gets its water... in 40 years
Published on May 18th, 2012
32 comments One man's water lawsuit against four local governments was tossed out of court Friday as a judge dismissed the case and, in a separate ruling, validated the lead defendant's request to issue...
Draining feeling? Lawsuit challenges dam-pipeline plan
Published on Mar 27th, 2012
42 comments Related story: • Water wasters: Worrell decries waste, centralization   Past stories: • FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on • Goodbye...
Ragged Mountain dam a boondoggle
Published on Sep 8th, 2011
0 comments [Re: July 28 cover story: "FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on"]: Continuing on the present course, here is what this community is likely...
FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on
Published on Jul 28th, 2011
138 comments Just when you thought it was safe to save the reservoir, the war against dredging it has reached flood stage. Waterworks director Tom Frederick– perhaps rattled by a yank of his permit to build...
TheRutabaga- Brain drain: Persistent water debate leads to rare disorder
Published on Jan 8th, 2011
4 comments Franklin P. Bowers continues to follow the water debate from his bedside, even though it has made his head swell. PHOTO COURTESY BETTY BOWERS The cause of a recent case of hydrocephalus, more...
Fenwick puts on another dredge fest
Published on Jan 22nd, 2010
12 comments The former City Council candidate with the engineering degree has decided to put on another public information session on the value of dredging the Rivanna Reservoir instead of spending over a...
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...
Down 22%: Water thrift backfires on RWSA
Published on Jul 27th, 2009
23 comments Both City and County pay citizens $100 each to replace their toilets with new low-flow models. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Local households appear locked in a decade-long pattern of lower water...
4X club: Rewarding thrift, County hits water hogs
Published on Jun 18th, 2009
5 comments John Martin embraces conservation-minded rates, but he still wants to build a giant new reservoir. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Albemarle County, which has been sending a message of seeking ever more...
Unblocked reservoir? RWSA may okay dredging study
Published on May 14th, 2009
33 comments Albemarle County Service Authority board member Liz Palmer and Supervisor Sally Thomas contend that dredging won't supply enough water. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Over a year after newspaper reports...
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....
Trickle down: The Moormans' last gasp?
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments When mandatory water restrictions went into effect on August 23, some locals wondered why the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority continued to dump 100,000 gallons of this area's most precious fluid...
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