Resolution to Authorize Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority to Sign the DEQ Grant Contract

and Other Appropriate Documents Related to the Source Water Planning Grant

and the Regional Source Water Supply Plan


                WHEREAS, the Virginia General Assembly has mandated the development of water supply plans throughout the Commonwealth and the State Water Control Board has developed regulations to implement this planning process, and


                WHERAS, based upon these regulations, Albemarle County is required to complete a water supply plan by November 2, 2008 that fulfills the regulations, and


                WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced the availability of grant funds, subject to inclusion of such funds in the General Assembly’s adopted budget for FY 2007, to assist localities offset some of the costs related to development of these plans, and


                WHEREAS, DEQ is encouraging localities to submit applications for grant funds to develop regional water supply plans of multiple local government jurisdictions, and


                WHEREAS, regional water supply planning is a sensible approach to developing a water supply plan since watershed boundaries do not follow political boundaries and since there will likely be cost savings to all local government jurisdictions participating, and


                WHEREAS, the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority has previously managed the development of successful regional plans and is a logical entity to organize and manage a regional water supply planning process, and


                WHEREAS, the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority desires to participate in a regional water supply plan that will serve the needs of Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the Town of Scottsville and desires to secure DEQ grant funds to help offset the cost of the plan development.


                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors authorizes the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority to develop an application for water supply planning grant funds and to develop a regional water supply plan which will meet mandated regulations, and


                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority is authorized to sign the DEQ grant contract and other appropriate documents related to the source water planning grant and the regional source water supply plan.


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