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Albemarle water authority endorses carbon filtration option

The Albemarle County Service Authority has chosen the cheaper of two filtration options being studied for use in the Charlottesville-Albemarle drinking water supply. The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority has been evaluating plans to implement a granular-activated carbon filtration system since July 2012, when the approach was selected over the use of chloramines. “We are […]

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RWSA receives cost estimates on carbon filtration for water supply, approves pilot tests

The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority board of directors has authorized testing and preliminary design for the use of granular-activated carbon as a secondary water disinfectant for Charlottesville-Albemarle’s urban drinking water. The action at Tuesday’s monthly RWSA meeting follows last month’s reversal, by the “four boards” that manage the area water supply, to drop consideration […]

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Soundboard 7-27-2012 - Charlottesville's news straight from the source

Soundboard: Charlottesville’s news straight from the source. A collaborative local news radio program by WTJU 91.1 FM, Collectbritain, and C-Ville Weekly. Each Friday from 9-10 AM, tune in to hear area journalists and guests discuss local news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. Whether we’re talking about city politics, scientific innovations, or […]

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Officials end consideration of chloramines for water treatment

The “four boards” that manage the community water supply held a rare joint meeting Wednesday to discuss changes to local water treatment systems to ensure continued compliance with standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. An audience of more than 200 people filled the Albemarle County Office Building to share its views on the future […]

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As scientific debate continues, local officials hear from EPA on chloramines

The issue of whether to add chloramines to the Charlottesville-Albemarle urban water supply has garnered interest from several advocacy groups around the country. Their lobbying has bolstered the arguments of local residents who oppose this method for disinfecting public drinking water. The end result has been a stream of feedback to local government that includes […]

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Soundboard 7-20-2012 - Charlottesville's news straight from the source

Soundboard: Charlottesville’s news straight from the source. A collaborative local news radio program by WTJU 91.1 FM, Collectbritain, and C-Ville Weekly. Each Friday from 9-10 AM, tune in to hear area journalists and guests discuss local news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. Whether we’re talking about city politics, scientific innovations, or […]

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Local officials and residents reflect on chloramines and prepare for public hearing

In the aftermath of a well-attended symposium in June on alternatives for public drinking water treatment, area officials are preparing to hold a joint meeting to receive public comment from the Charlottesville-Albemarle community. The public hearing is being held July 25 in response to concerns about one of the water treatment approaches, the use of […]

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Soundboard 6-22-2012 - Charlottesville's news straight from the source

Soundboard: Charlottesville’s news straight from the source. A collaborative local news radio program by WTJU 91.1 FM, Collectbritain, and C-Ville Weekly. Each Friday from 4-5 PM, tune in to hear area journalists and guests discuss local news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. Whether we’re talking about city politics, scientific innovations, or […]