January 22, 2007
The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is closer to improving water quality in the area.
The agency approved a plan to upgrade the waste water treatment plant. During a meeting on Monday, the RWSA agreed on a 35 million dollar plan that will take the nitrogen and phosphorous elements out of the waste water.
This new move is following federal regulations which is starting at the source of every community.
"The first step in their effort to reducing the nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay is a program to working with the waste water treatment plants, and that is what this issue is today," said Tom Frederick of the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority.
The plan has to be approved by the state's Department of Environmental Quality before it takes effect.