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Our Water. Our Future. Your guide to the local water supply

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MOST RECENT WATER SUPPLY NEWS

Our Water Supply stories

Review all of our Water Supply stories


Coverage by other news outlets

Review other Western Bypass stories

A SELECTION OF MAJOR WATER STORIES FROM 2010-2011
 

Review Charlottesville Tomorrow's
Water Supply Decision Matrix
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The Water Supply Decision Matrix is an evaluation of many of the key criteria local leaders will be reviewing as they finalize a decision on the 50-year water supply plan.

It is one tool Charlottesville Tomorrow is using to track, in an apples-to-apples fashion, the costs and benefits of each approach to our long term water supply planning.

More data is needed for a complete analysis of proposed alternatives to the 2006 plan.  Check back for updates as new data is added.

This matrix is current as of January 5, 2011.


THE DAMS IN 3D

Watch our exclusive YouTube video (see below) showing 3D models of the current and proposed Ragged Mountain Dams.

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WATCH THESE 3D VISUALIZATIONS

3D views of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir earthen dam

Support for these visualizations comes from our generous donors, the Oakwood Foundation, and the Virginia Environmental Endowment.

 

The 2011 earthen dam design by Schnabel Engineering approved for the Ragged Mountain Reservoir (30' reservoir rise in Phase 1, with foundation supporting up to 42' total rise if needed)

Dam models created by local architect Bob Pineo, Design Develop LLC, for Charlottesville Tomorrow

 

See more of the water supply in 3D in Google Earth

Movie of existing conditions and past design proposals including Gannett Flemming (2006 - 45' rise concrete)  and Schnabel Engineering (2010 - 45' rise earthen)

OUR WATER OUR FUTURE - CLICK A COVER TO START READING...

Our Water Our Future: A six-part publication on the community water supply published July 2009-January 2010 by Charlottesville Tomorrow is available for download below.

 

Our Water. Our Future. Issue 1
Our Water. Our Future. Issue 2 Our Water. Our Future. Issue 3
Our Water. Our Future. Issue 4 Our Water. Our Future. Issue 5 Our Water. Our Future. Issue 6

Comments


Posted by: Denny King | July 20, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Our water supply was the most important topic during my campaign for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.
I thank Charlottesville Tomorrow for addressing this critical issue.


Posted by: ANTHONY BARRETTA | July 20, 2009 at 02:24 PM

Mr. King,
As part of the Crozet street water run-off project has any thought been given to the potential, or already happening, water pollution (anti-freeze, oil, gasoline, battery acid, paint, rust)from the MANY junk vehicles behind the Community Garage in Crozet going back several years. Does being a "HISTORICAL" building exempt the owner from pollution control?? It appears the state of VA plans prefers widening Jarmans Gap road on the opposite side of the road. Is there a hands off policy of the property from the County and thr State of VA??


Posted by: Kay Leigh Ferguson | July 20, 2009 at 07:42 PM

At some point, we must get the cart behind the horse to make a really effective plan. The cart is population growth. The horse is available water supply. There seems to be an unquestioned assumption that we will have to find water for whatever growth occurs. This is not sustainable. Available water must dictate the limits of growth.


Posted by: Garnett Mellen | November 06, 2010 at 10:21 PM

I've been reading your summary of the water supply saga. Thank you for your coverage.

But please make a correction to the map graphic "Our Water Our Future the Urban Water Supply Today". The labels "View Current" and "View 2055" are backwards. The "View Current" should show the existing Sugar Hollow pipeline. The "View 2055" should show the new South Fork Rivanna pipeline.

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