Rivanna Waste Authority to Improve Treatment Facility

By: Sarah Batista
By: Sarah Batista

November 28, 2005

More cleanup efforts are underway here in the Commonwealth. Officials are taking the next step to decontaminate the James River, which is one step closer to having cleaner, fresher water.

Monday Rivanna Water and Sewer officials agreed to move forward with plans to improve the Moores Creek Treatment facility. Earlier studies showed treatment plants across the region were dumping too many chemicals into the Chesapeake Bay.

"We all know what the targets are to achieve the high quality waters that the citizens of the state want and deserve, and we're going to be studying these issues and these details very carefully over the next several months," explained Tom Frederick of the Rivanna Sewer Authority.

The facility is one of over 120 others statewide that will undergo changes.

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