Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/1/2021 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: FOR INFORMATION: Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority Water Line Easement
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 5
We will optimize resources.
Policy: EC - Buildings and Grounds Management and Maintenance
Enclosure: Enclosure 1: South Rivanna Reservoir to Ragged Mountain Reservoir Raw Water Line Project Background
Enclosure 2: Deed of Easement
Enclosure 3: Easement Plat
Enclosure 4: Compensation Agreement
File Attachment:
Enclosure 1 - Project Background.pptx
Enclosure 2 - Deed of Easement.docx
Enclosure 3 - Easement Plat.pdf
Enclosure 4 - Compensation Agreement.docx
Summary: Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority is seeking an easement related to the South Rivanna Reservoir to Ragged Mountain Reservoir water line project. The project is a 9-mile-long, 36-inch diameter pipe that will transfer untreated (raw) water between these two reservoirs. The desired water line path crosses property owned by the Albemarle County School Board near Albemarle High School, Greer Elementary School, the Vehicle Maintenance Facility, and Jack Jouett Middle School for approximately 0.8 mile.

The purpose of this project is to ensure an adequate supply of drinking water for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County for the next 100 years. It will also provide greater dependability and flexibility for the drinking water system by connecting RWSA’s two largest water supply reservoirs with the two largest water treatment plants.

This project is an essential component of the Community Water Supply Plan, which was crafted from 2002 to 2012 in collaboration with multiple community organizations. This plan, while focused in large part on water supply and resilience, considers other community values, including maximizing the use of existing infrastructure, replacement of aging infrastructure, and balancing the needs of the community with the needs of the environment.
Funding: Refer to Compensation Agreement.
Recommendation: This is for information only. At the next meeting, Building Services Department staff will recommend that the Deed of Easement and Compensation Agreement be approved and signed.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lindsay Snoddy - Deputy Director of Building Services
Signed By:
Joe Letteri - Director, Building Services
Signed By:
Rosalyn Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent