Rivanna Four Party Agreement 1972 to 2012
Charlottesville, Va.—With all the talk of expanding the water supply today, it’s hard to imagine that sewage and river pollution were the reasons for creating the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority. The plan was to build a network of sewer lines and pump all the area’s waste to the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant at Moores Creek on the city’s eastside and discharge downstream from the Rivanna dam. The other sewage treatment plants were to be decommissioned over time.
Today the plan is to build one central reservoir at Ragged Mountain and pump water from South Rivanna River. The mega reservoir will submerge the city’s first two water impoundments constructed 1885 and 1908 and raise the pool elevation 45 feet, nearly quadrupling the capacity of Ragged Mountain. Today RWSA has floated the idea of abandoning Sugar Hollow Reservoir and South Rivanna Reservoir which is prone to siltation. [Corrected to remove Mechums from "pump water from Mechums and Rivanna". Pipeline from Sugar Hollow is to be decomissioned.]
Back in 1972 there was little concern for the amount of water supply itself. The 1966 Rivanna Reservoir was new with plenty of capacity. The Great Drought of 1977 tested the adequacy of supply. Despite ten months of record drought, the area had seven months of water ready for use. Even so, officials overreacted and legislated the region’s first mandatory conservation.
A month later we went into a wet cycle. The false alarm led to the seizing of land for Buck Mountain Reservoir in 1983 near Free Union on a tributary of South Rivanna. But state and federal officials did not approve the project because the endangered James River Spiny Mussel was found there. The Rivanna Authority never returned Buck Mountain land to its legal owners. Hence the agency has erased the 1977 drought from its records and institutional memory despite directors and chairmen who had been officials in 1977. Mayor Francis Fife, who signed the four-party agreement in 1973 and was vice-mayor in 1977, was RWSA official in recent years but today pretends he just moved here.
Since the ‘70s we’ve had two milder droughts and mandatory conservation in 2002 and 2007. In 1977 the water operations director was quoted in the paper as to how many days water supply we had on hand. Because of the controversy of eminent domain for Buck Mountain and in this community more broadly, this metric has not been used since. In 2002 the trigger for mandatory conservation was 70% of existing supply, which was raised 5% in each of two preceding dry years. But each time reservoirs filled in the autumn without rain and without reaching the threshold. In 2006 the trigger was in-stream flow but heavy rains fell in June. In 2007 the metric was vertical feet of water pool below top of the dam, the most meaningless measure of all.
Finally in 2008 huge controversy began to erupt—but not because of the trickery, poor science, or adequate water supply. The debate centers on whether to expand Ragged Mountain and centralize the water supply, or to expand supply by dredging the South Rivanna Reservoir, which has lost a third of its volume due to sedimentation. No one questions the validity of the imagined shortages and artificial deadlines. We’re planning for 76% more population in 2055.
In 1972 there was a real deadline. City and County sewer systems had to be combined in order to qualify for grants by June 30, 1972. South Rivanna was suffering accelerated pollution because Crozet discharged it sewage upstream. So talks were held in secret in March and April. The night before elections May 2, the Council voted to open the negotiations to the public since the secrecy had made the news the week before. Although the four-party agreement below wasn’t signed until June 12, 1973, it took effect June 7, 1972—according to the agreement itself.
In defense of the Rivanna Authority, the agreement requires only that financial records be kept. So it’s understandable there is little information on other factors, such as rainfall, droughts, floods, water volume, demand, quality, capacity, sedimentation, succession of directors and chairmen, etc. The agency’s drought management plan relies on computer modeling of stream flows to predict drought conditions. Rivanna has no “description of the actual conditions that occurred in any past drought,” according to Executive Director Tom Frederick since 2004 (e-mail Feb. 10, 2009).
From my perspective of previous water officials, Frederick is one of the best. Everything’s relative. He actually responded to an email in Feb. 2005 requesting information on the 1977 drought. He said the agency doesn’t keep documents dating that far back. More recently he responded to a request for the Rivanna charter that governs the agency. But the file is missing Exhibits 7a and 7b, maps outlining the designated urban areas to be served. There’s no mention of amendments. But I can’t assume there haven’t been any. That’s the kind of environment decades of secrecy, deception and lack of oversight have brought us.
The Four Party Agreement totals 42 pages, 19 of which are the actual agreement and the remainder are tables (called exhibits) of resources to be constructed or transferred. I’ll try to post the 6-megabyte Adobe file to Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply, since they seem to have more space and have posted many other large documents.
Rivanna.org -- Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
CvilleWater.info -- A citizen’s guide to the water supply
“Council approves water plan again” by Blair Hawkins, Jun. 2, 2006, Blair’s Blog. Includes links to previous water stories, graphics.
“Severe Record Drought Expected to Continue” by Peter Bacque, Oct. 4, 1977, The Daily Progress.
“Rainfall Short, Water Saving Plan Proposed” by Peter Bacque, Sep. 10, 1977, The Daily Progress. 226 days or 7+ months of water supply.
“Council Votes To Open Talks To the Public”, May 2, 1972, The Daily Progress. ( Last night city council changed its mind from a previous decision to keep the talks secret to holding them in public sessions… “Probably we’ve learned a lesson,” said councilman Francis Fife. “I think now we would have been farther along if they’d been open.” … “It was thoroughly legitimate to do this kind of negotiating in private, but it has not worked,” said councilman Kenneth E. Davis. “I think we’d better go public.” )
Rivanna Four Party Agreement 1972-2012
(Transcribed and slightly abridged. Actual agreement is scanned document.)
This agreement, made as of the 12th day of June, 1973, by and between  CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE,  ALBEMARLE COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY,  BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY and  RIVANNA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY, a public body politic and corporate duly created pursuant to the Virginia Water and Sewer Authorities Act (Rivanna), provides that:
 CITY owns and operates water supply and wastewater treatment facilities which furnish water and provide waste water treatment for all of the City and certain outlying areas in the County, and
 County, acting through the Service Authority, owns and operates water supply and waste water treatment facilities which furnish water and provide waste water treatment for certain areas in the County; and
[B] WHEREAS in the interest of efficient water quality management for the upper Rivanna Basin, the City and County caused Rivanna to be formed on June 7, 1972,
 for the purpose of acquiring, financing, constructing, and maintaining facilities for developing a supply of potable water for the City and County and
 for the abatement of pollution resulting from sewage in the upper Rivanna River Basin; and
[C] WHEREAS the parties desire to enter into this agreement to provide for:
 acquisition of certain existing facilities,
 construction of new facilities, and
 financing, operation and maintenance of all such facilities, and
 recognize that this Agreement will be used to facilitate the obtaining of interim financing and the issuance of revenue bonds by Rivanna to finance a portion of the cost of such acquisition and construction;
[D] NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and agreements hereinafter contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I: Definitions and Warranties
Section 1.1. Definitions
“Act” shall mean Virginia Water and Sewer Authorities Act (Chapter 28, Title 15.1, Code of Virginia 1950, as amended).
“Bonds” shall mean revenue bonds issued by Rivanna to obtain funds, together with other available funds, to pay the cost of the Project and shall include any notes or other obligations issued for such purpose.
“City” shall mean City of Charlottesville.
“Cost”, when used with respect to the Project, shall have the meaning specified in Sections 15.1-1240(m) and (n) of the Act.
“County” shall mean Albemarle County and its Board of Supervisors.
“Points of Delivery” shall mean such points as Rivanna may establish from time to time for delivery of treated water to or receipt of wastewater from the City and Service Authority.
“Political Subdivisions” shall mean the City, the Service Authority, and the County.
“Project” shall mean facilities to be acquired by Rivanna pursuant to Article III, whether by purchase, lease, or otherwise, and facilities to be provided by Rivanna pursuant to Article IV, as the same may from time to time exist.
“Rivanna” shall mean Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, a public body politic and corporate duly created pursuant to the Act.
“Service Authority” shall mean Albemarle County Public Service Authority, a public body politic and corporate duly created pursuant to the Act.
“Trustee” shall mean the trustee under the resolution or indenture authorizing or securing the Bonds.
Section 1.2. Representation and Warranties
Each of the parties represents and warrants that it has full power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement.
ARTICLE II: Term of Agreement
Section 2.1. Initial Term
This Agreement shall be in full force and effect from the date of its execution until June 30, 2012; provided, however, that if on such date the Bonds have not been paid or provision made for their payment the term of this Agreement shall continue until the Bonds shall have been paid or provision made for their payment.
Section 2.2. Continuation of Agreement
This Agreement shall continue in effect beyond June 30, 2012, until terminated by the City, County, Service Authority, OR County. No such termination shall become effective until two years after written notice to each of the parties.
ARTICLE III: Acquisition of Existing Facilities
Section 3.1. Agreement to Acquire
Rivanna agrees to acquire and the Political Subdivisions agree to sell, lease, or otherwise make available to Rivanna the water impoundment, production, transmission, and storage facilities, and the wastewater interception and treatment facilities set forth herein.
Section 3.2. City Facilities – Water
(a) City will sell and Rivanna will purchase water production, transmission and storage facilities described in EXHIBIT 1. Pending consummation of such sale and purchase, City will lease such facilities to Rivanna.
(b) City will assign and Rivanna will accept the City’s rights under a ground lease between the City and University of Virginia dated April 18, 1972, whereby UVA leases to City the site on which is located City’s Observatory Mountain Filtration Plant; provided City will continue to furnish water to UVA pursuant to such ground lease as may from time to time be in effect. City will sell and Rivanna purchase this facility other than land. Pending consummation of such sale and purchase, City will lease such facilities to Rivanna.
(c) City will lease to Rivanna for the term of this Agreement all water rights in and to the Sugar Hollow Reservoir, the two Ragged Mountain Reservoirs, and South Rivanna Reservoir, which rights shall be the right to maintain and operate all impoundment and pumping facilities, and the right to withdraw all water that may be available. Rivanna will undertake to maintain all dams and other facilities at such reservoirs for production of water but will not be required to maintain areas at such reservoirs used for municipal purposes.
Section 3.3. City Facilities – Wastewater
(a) City will sell and Rivanna purchase the wastewater interception and treatment facilities describe in EXHIBIT 2. Pending sale/purchase, City will lease to Rivanna.
(b) City will lease to Rivanna the Riverside Pump Station and Meadow Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant until Rivanna has placed its proposed advanced wastewater treatment plant into operation.
Section 3.4. Service Authority Facilities – Water
(a) Service Authority will sell / Rivanna purchase water production, transmission, and storage facilities described in EXHIBIT 3. Pending sale/purchase, Service Authority will lease to Rivanna.
(b) Service Authority will assign / Rivanna accept Service Authority’s rights under agreement with County to use the wells, pumps, and other facilities at Mint Springs.
(c) Service Authority will lease to Rivanna wells, pumps, and other facilities at Flordon, Jefferson Village, Colthurst and West Leigh for so long as needed by Rivanna.
(d) Service Authority assign / Rivanna accept rights Service Authority may have to Beaver Creek Reservoir and Totier Creek Reservoir.
(e) County will join in each sale or lease to the extent of its interests, if any, in any of such facilities.
Section 3.5. Service Authority Facilities – Wastewater
(a) Service Authority will sell / Rivanna purchase wastewater interception and treatment facilities described in EXHIBIT 4. Pending sale/purchase, Service Authority will lease to Rivanna.
(b) Service Authority will lease to Rivanna the Brownsville School, Berkeley, and Woodbrook wastewater treatment facilities for so long as needed by Rivanna.
Section 3.6. Consummation of Sales and Purchases
The sale and purchase of each of the facilities enumerated in Sections 3.2 through 3.5, inclusive, shall be consummated ten years from date of this Agreement or at such later time as the debts, if any, of City or Service Authority on such facilities shall have been paid or provision made for their payment. At each closing Rivanna shall pay the purchase price as determined in Section 3.7 and City, Service Authority, or
County shall deliver:
(a) good and sufficient deed(s) in form reasonably satisfactory to Rivanna conveying to Rivanna, with special warranty, fee simple title to all real estate constituting a part of such facilities;
(b) assignment(s) to Rivanna all other interests in real estate constituting a part of such facilities;
(c) bill(s) of sale conveying to Rivanna all tangible personal property constituting a part of such facilities;
(d) all engineering data and other records relating to such facilities;
(e) such other documents transferring title of any part of such facilities from City, Service Authority, or County to Rivanna which Rivanna shall reasonably determine necessary or desirable.
Section 3.7. Purchase Price
Sale and purchase price shall be their fair value as of the date of this Agreement as determined by Paul B. Krebs and Associates and McNair and Associates, consulting engineers, less amounts paid to City or Service Authority pursuant to Section 3.8 for debt retirement. If engineers unable to agree on fair value within one year of this Agreement, the two consulting engineers shall select a third, and the decision of two of the three shall be binding. All expenses determining fair values shall be divided equally between City, Service Authority and Rivanna. Payment of such purchase price by Rivanna shall be either from excess operating revenues or from borrowed funds AND use of funds from either source may be limited by resolution or indenture authorizing and securing the Bonds. If payment is not made when due and payable, the unpaid purchase price shall bear interest from such due date at 6% per year until paid.
Section 3.8. Lease of Facilities
As consideration for lease of facilities enumerated in Sections 3.2 through 3.5, inclusive, Rivanna shall pay to City or Service Authority an annual rental of $1.00 plus an amount sufficient to pay the debt service to such facilities and coming due within the next succeeding twelve months. Each lease shall require Rivanna to maintain such facilities in good working order. In the event City or Service Authority is prohibited from entering into leases of any such facilities, it shall make every effort to eliminate such prohibition and, if unable to do so, it shall enter into use agreements or make similar arrangements under which Rivanna may operate such facilities as part of its regional facilities for water impoundment, production, transmission and storage and wastewater interception and treatment. County shall join in any such lease, use agreement, or similar arrangements to the extent of its interests.
ARTICLE IV: Construction of New Facilities
Section 4.1. New Facilities
(a) Rivanna will provide the additional water facilities described in EXHIBIT 5, and
(b) Rivanna will provide the additional wastewater treatment facilities described in EXHIBIT 6, as the same may be modified to meet requirements of appropriate regulatory bodies. Rivanna shall also undertake the provision of such additional facilities as may be agreed upon from time to time by City, Service Authority and Rivanna.
Section 4.2. Payment for New Facilities
Obligation of Rivanna to provide the facilities described in Section 4.1 is limited to funds available to it from time to time for such purpose. Rivanna shall be under no obligation to provide funds for such purpose except in accordance with Section 5.1 Sale of Bonds.
Section 4.3. Additional Facilities
In the event City or Service Authority determines need for additional water impoundment, production, transmission and distribution facilities or wastewater interception and treatment facilities, Rivanna shall provide the requested facilities at the sole cost of City or Service Authority, as the case may be.
ARTICLE V: Obligations of Authority
Section 5.1. Sale of Bonds
Rivanna shall, as soon as practicable and with all reasonable dispatch, issue and sell Bonds pursuant to the Act in an amount, together with other available funds, sufficient to pay the cost of constructing and placing the Project into operation; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Agreement shall require Rivanna to issue Bonds except upon terms deemed reasonable by Rivanna.
Section 5.2. Acquisition and Construction of Project
Rivanna shall, as soon as practicable and with all reasonable dispatch after the necessary funds are made available, acquire, construct, and place the Project into operation.
Section 5.3. Production and Delivery of Water
Rivanna shall produce and deliver potable water to City and Service Authority at Points of Delivery in accordance with their needs and within the limitations of available supply. Rivann shall provide water to City and Service Authority in quantities and pressures at least equal to the quantities and pressures available on the date hereof.
Section 5.4. Acceptance and Treatment of Wastewater
Rivanna shall accept and treat all sewage delivered by City and Service Authority at Points of Delivery up to their respective allocated plant capacities in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by Rivanna. Rivanna shall be under no obligation to treat wastewater delivered by City or Service Authority in escess of their allocated daily plant capacities.
Section 5.5. Operation of Project
Rivanna shall operate and maintain the Project in an efficient and economical manner, making all necessary and proper repairs, replacements and renewals, consistent with good business and operating practices for comparable facilities and in accordance with applicable standards of regulatory bodies.
Section 5.6. Adoption and Enforcement of Rules and Regulations
Rivanna shall adopt and enforce such reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary or desirable to insure the efficient operation and maintenance of its facilities and compliance with applicable regulations and orders of regulatory bodies.
ARTICLE VI: Obligations of the Political Subdivisions
Section 6.1. Rivanna to Produce All Water
The Political Subdivisions shall not produce or sell potable water from any source other than Rivanna.
Section 6.2. Rivanna to Treat All Wastewater
All publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities in the Political Subdivisions, EXCEPT (a) facilities of the Albemarle County School Board and Commonwealth of Virginia and (b) septic tank tile field systems, shall be operated by Rivanna. City and Service Authority shall deliver to Rivanna at Points of Delivery all wastewater collected by them and shall not permit or provide treatment of wastewater collected by them in any other manner.
Section 6.3. Limitation on Plant Capacity
City and Service Authority each covenants and agrees not to exceed its plant capacity as allocated from time to time. At such time as City or County and Service Authority are advised by Rivanna that the average flow of City or Service Authority, for any three consecutive months has reached 95% of its allocated daily plant capacity, City or County shall suspend the issuance of construction permits in affected area until capacity is increased by reason of reallocation or it is advised by Rivanna that additional wastewater may be delivered to Rivanna.
Section 6.4. Payment of Charges
City and Service Authority each covenants and agrees to pay promptly when due the charges of Rivanna pursuant to Article VII; provided City and Service Authority shall not be obligated to pay except from revenues received from users of its water and sewerage systems and available to them for such purposes, including availability, connection, consumption and service charges or fees and any other revenues of such systems. City and Service Authority each covenants and agrees to fix and collect from users charges sufficient to make the payments. Rivanna shall provide information as to minimum charges necessary for required payments.
Section 6.5. Observance of Regulations
Political Subdivisions each covenant and agree to observe all reasonable rules and regulations in accordance with Section 5.6 or legally required by authorized regulatory body.
ARTICLE VII: Rates and Charges
Section 7.1. Rates in General
Rivanna shall fix and determine rates for water to and wastewater from City and Service Authority, sufficient to pay (a) cost of operation and maintenance of Project including debt service and cost of replacements and improvements, and (b) principal, premium, if any, and interest on the Bonds as they become due, and reserves therefor.
Section 7.2. Rates for Urban Area
Rivanna shall establish an urban area to include all of City and portions of County. Boundaries may be changed from time to time. Rivanna shall establish rates for furnishing water to and treating wastewater from urban area as follows:
(a) Water rates shall be uniform throughout urban area except subsection (c) below.
(i) Rivanna shall compute cost per 1,000 gallons for operation and maintenance of facilities for impoundment, production, treatment, and transmission of water.
(ii) Rivanna shall compute cost per 1,000 gallons for debt service on existing facilities to be acquired in Section 3.2 and 3.4 and cost of new facilities pursuant Section 4.1. Water rate per 1,000 gallons shall be determined on basis of sum of operational costs and debt service figures.
[ (i) + (ii) = (Total operational cost + Total debt service) / Total gallons = Price per gallon water ]
(b) Wastewater treatment rates shall not be uniform.
(iii) Rivanna shall compute cost per 1,000 gallons for operation and maintenance of facilities for interception and treatment of wastewater, which rate will be same for City and Service Authority.
(iv) Rivanna shall compute cost per 1,000 gallons for debt service on existing facilities to be acquired pursuant Sections 3.3 and 3.5 and cost of new facilities to be constructed pursuant Section 4.1 on a basis whereby City pays one-half as much as Service Authority. Wastewater treatment rate per 1,000 gallons shall be determined on basis of sum of operational costs and debt service figures.
[ (iii) + (iv) = (Total operational cost + Total debt service) / Total gallons = Price per gallon sewage ]
[Multiply by 1,000 to find Price per 1,000 gallons ]
((1/2)Total operational cost + (1/3)Total debt service + city request) / Total gallons = Price per gallon sewage]
((1/2)Total operational cost + (2/3)Total debt service + county request) / Total gallons = Price per gallon sewage ]
[Multiply by 1,000 to find Price per 1,000 gallons ]
[Corrected 2-22-2009 to add (1/2) factor Total operational cost because City, Service Authority each pay half the Total operational cost.]
(c) In the case of (1) Powell’s Creek Interceptor and (2) additional water impoundment, production, transmission or distribution facilities or wastewater interception or treatment facilities provided by Rivanna at request of City or Service Authority pursuant Section 4.3, the full amount of debt service thereon shall be added to the water or wastewater treatment rates in accordance with subsections (a) or (b).
Section 7.3. Rates in Other Areas
Rivanna shall establish separate rates for water now being furnished and wastewater now being treated at Brownsville, Crozet, Scottsville and other areas in County outside urban area to which Rivanna may in the future provide water or from which treat wastewater.
Section 7.4. Uniformity in Debt Service Charges
The parties recognize there will be substantial variations from year to year in cost per 1,000 gallons for both water and wastewater treatment for debt service on existing facilities to be acquired and new facilities to be constructed. In an effort to maintain reasonable uniformity of rates from year to year, Rivanna will, to the best of its ability, compute such debt service charges at a uniform rate throughout ten year periods from the date of this Agreement. Rivanna agrees to apply excess collections in certain years to make up deficiencies when debt service costs exceed debt service revenues.
Section 7.5. Determination of Charges
Water and wastewater treatment charges shall be determined by applying the rates pursuant Sections 7.2 and 7.3 to the total amount of water delivered to City and Service Authorityas obtained by their respective customer meter readings.
Section 7.6. Payment of Charges
Rivanna may present charges based on budget estimates, subject to adjustment on basis of independent audit at end of each fiscal year. All charges of Rivanna shall be payable upon presentation. In the event City or Service Authority shall fail to make payment in full within 30 days after presentation, interest on unpaid amounts shall accrue at highest rate of interest payable by Rivanna on any Bonds then outstanding. Rivanna shall bill City and Service Authority, and no one else, for water furnished and wastewater treated.
ARTICLE VIII: Miscellaneous
Section 8.1. Amendments
This Agreement will constitute an essential part of Rivanna’s financing plan and that, after Bonds have been sold, this Agreement cannot be amended, modified, or otherwise altered in any manner that will impair or adversely affect the security for payment of principal, premium, and interest on Bonds,; but this Agreement can be modified or amended only with consent of the Political Subdivisions, Rivanna and the Trustee given in accordance with resolution or indenture under which it has been designated.
Section 8.2. Books and Records
Rivanna shall keep proper books and records with accepted accounting practices which shall be available for inspection at all reasonable times by the Political Subdivisions through their duly authorized agents. Rivanna shall cause an annual audit of its books and records to be made by an independent certified public accountant at the end of each fiscal year and a certified copy thereof to be filed promptly with the governing bodies.
Section 8.3. Transfer of Customers
To the extent permitted by existing Bond resolutions and other contractual obligations, City will offer to Service Authority all existing customers of City located in County, and upon any enlargement of City’s boundaries, Service Authority will offer to City all existing customers of Service Authority located in City. As part of any such offer City or Service Authority will offer to sell to the other party all of its facilities which provide service with respect to any customers to be transferred. Purchase price of any such facilities shall be fair market value as part of a going business, which shall be determined by appraisal in manner prescribed in Section 3.7. City or Service Authority will have six months after date of offer, which shall state purchase price, to accept an pay for or reject. Rejection of any offer shall be final. If Service Authority rejects offer of City, City shall be entitled to serve exclusively those areas so delineated on a map entitled “Service Areas”, and on a map entitled “Service Area Boundary Line”, attached as EXHIBITS 7 and 7b [Missing from electronic copy of Agreement sent to Blair Hawkins by Rivanna Feb. 10, 2009] and as further described in EXHIBIT 7c attached.
Section 8.4. Successors and Assigns
This Agreement shall be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties hereto and their successors and assigns.
Section 8.5. Severability
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect any other provision hereof.
Section 8.6. Counterparts
This Agreement shall be executed in several counterparts, any of which shall be regarded for all purposes as one original.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed and their seals to be affixed and attested by their duly authorized officers, all as of the date first above written: [June 12, 1973]
CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Francis H. Fife, Mayor
ALBEMARLE COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS OF ALBEMARLE COUNTY
RIVANNA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
[Please post a comment or send an email if you know the signatories or find any other errors or confusion.]
EXHIBIT 1: Water Production, Storage and Transmission Facilities to be Acquired by Rivanna from City
1. Mechum’s River Raw Water Pump Station.
2. One 18-inch transmission line from Sugar Hollow and Mechum’s River to the Ragged Mountain Reservoirs.
3. One 18-inch raw water transmission line from Ragged Mountain to Observatory Mountain Filtration Plant.
4. One 18-inch raw water transmission line from Ragged Mountain to Observatory Avenue and Southern Railroad and the 16-inch line from that point to Observatory Mountain Filtration Plant.
5. The Royal and Stadium Pump Stations.
6. South Rivanna Water Filtration Plant and Storage Tanks.
7. One 16-inch finished water transmission line from Observatory Mountain Filtration Plant to Lambeth Field Pump Station, but not including Lambeth Field Pump Station.
8. One 24-inch finished water transmission line from South Rivanna Plant generally paralleling U.S. 29 to Rio Road.
9. One 18-inch finished water transmission line from Rio Road and U.S. 29 to Melbourne Road.
10. One 18-inch finished water transmission line from Rio Road and U.S. 29 to Hydraulic Road.
EXHIBIT 2: Existing Waste Water Treatment and Interception Facilities to be Acquired by Rivanna from City
1. Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and its necessary appurtenances.
2. One 30-inch interceptor sewer (Meadow Creek) extending from existing Moores Creek Treatment Plant to the site of the old Moores Creek Treatment Plant.
3. One interceptor sewer (Meadow Creek) varying in size from 21 inches to 36 inches extending from Emmett Street to Meadow Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
4. One intercepting sewer (Schenks Branch) varying in size from 18 inches to 21 inches, and extending from McIntire Road and Preston Avenue to Meadow Creek Interceptor.
EXHIBIT 3: Water Production, Storage and Transmission Facilities to be Acquired by Rivanna from Albemarle County Service Authority
1. North Rivanna Water Production facilities including the diversion dam, Filtration Plant and storage tank at Filtration Plant.
2. One 12-inch finished water transmission line running from the North Rivanna Plant to U.S. 29.
3. One 12-inch finished water transmission line from U.S. 29 North to Piney Mountain.
4. The 700,000 gallon storage tank on Piney Mountain.
5. One 12-inch transmission line running South along U.S. 29 and West to Stillhouse Mountain and the 700,000 gallon storage tank on Stillhouse Mountain.
6. Beaver Creek Pumping Station.
7. One 12-inch raw water transmission line from Beaver Creek Pumping Station to the Crozet Filtration Plant.
8. Crozet Filtration Plant including the 500,000 storage facility including the right to use the wells at Mint Springs.
9. One 12-inch finished water line from Crozet Filtration Plant to its terminal point.
10. One 10-inch raw water line from Scottsville Reservoir to Scottsville Filtration Plant.
11. The Scottsville raw water pump station.
12. Scottsville Water Filtration Plant and its necessary appurtenances.
13. One 10-inch finished water transmission line from Scottsville Filtration Plant to the 250,000 gallon standpipe.
14. The 250,000 gallon Scottsville standpipe.
EXHIBIT 4: Existing Wastewater Treatment and Transmission Facilities to be Acquired by Rivanna from Service Authority
1. Central Scottsville Pump Station (located in vicinity of lagoon) with its respective force main.
2. Scottsville Lagoon and its appurtenances.
3. Wastewater Treatment Plant at Camelot.
EXHIBIT 5: Future Water Impoundment, Production and Transmission Facilities to be Constructed by Rivanna
1. Construction of a finished water transmission main connecting South Fork System in vicinity of Hydraulic Road and Route 29 North to the existing Observatory System in vicinity of Lambeth Field.
2. Construction of a finished water transmission main from an existing transmission main in vicinity of Penn Park Road along Rivanna River terminating on Pantops Mountain and including a finished water storage tank on Pantops Mountain.
3. Construction of a 12-inch finished water line from existing Stillhouse Mountain finished water storage tank to serve the West Leigh-Flordon area; line terminating in vicinity of the crossing of West Leigh Drive and Little Ivy Creek.
4. Construction of an additional finished water storage tank at Crozet in vicinity of Buck Mountain Road and Railroad Avenue as well as construction of approximately 8,500 feet of finished water transmission main from the existing 12-inch main in State Route 240 to the proposed water storage tank.
EXHIBIT 6: Proposed Wastewater Treatment and Interception Facilities to be Constructed by Rivanna
1. Interim modifications to the Moores Creek and Meadow Creek Wastewater Treatment Facilities to provide for increased capacity as an interim solution until the Regional Plant is available in 1977.
2. Construction of a pumping station at confluence of Powell Creek and Rivanna River with its respective force main and receiving gravity interceptor sewer to receive wastewater from Powell Creek area and transmit to Meadow Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. This pumping station will be phased out upon completion of Rivanna Interceptor and Regional AWT (Advanced Wastewater Treatment) Plant.
3. Construction of Moores Creek Interceptor from terminal point to existing 30-inch line near Rougemont Avenue and Quarry Road to Sunset Avenue to eliminate three pumping stations presently on the line and to otherwise relieve the presently overloaded Moores Creek Intercepting Sewer.
4. Construction of an interceptor sewer from Berkeley Wastewater Treatment Plant to existing Meadow Creek Interceptor Sewer to relieve the overloaded Berkeley facility with diversion to Meadow Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant until Rivanna Interceptor and Regional AWT Plant are available.
5. Construction of a pumping station with its respective force main and gravity intercepting sewer from Albemarle High School to the intercepting sewer in No. 4 above to allow abandonment of the existing septic tank-sand filter system presently serving Albemarle High School and Jack Jouett Jr. High School.
6. Construction of an intercepting sewer from existing Woodbrook Lagoon to confluence of Powell Creek and Rivanna River to enable eventual abandonment of Woodbrook Lagoon upon completion of Rivanna Interceptor and Regional AWT Plant.
7. Construction of a 20 MGD AWT Plant (first stage 15 MGD) at or near confluence of Moores Creek and Rivanna River to provide the region with a single treatment facility to treat wastewater from the upper Rivanna River Basin. The design of this plant may incorporate the present Moores Creek Plant.
8. Construction of the Rivanna Interceptor from the proposed Regional AWT Plant parallel to Rivanna River and extending along South Fork Rivanna River to U.S. 29 eliminating the need for existing Meadow Creek and Berkeley Wastewater Treatment Plants and the proposed Powell Creek pumping station.
9. Construction of an interceptor on Morey Creek connecting the Moores Creek Interceptor at Sunset Avenue and extending to U.S. 250 West to carry discharges from the area South and West of City including Ednam Forest, and will carry the discharges from Crozet to Regional AWT Plant via Moores creek Interceptor.
10. Construction of an interceptor, pumping stations and force mains from the Morey Creek Interceptor to the Crozet-Brownsville community to carry discharges from Crozet to Regional AWT Plant via the Morey and Moores creek Interceptors.
11. Construction of an interceptor along Powell Creek from its confluence with Rivanna River to the Northside School to carry discharges from the school to the proposed Powell Creek pumping station until such time the Rivanna Interceptor and Regional AWT Plant are operational, at which time, this interceptor will carry the discharges from Northside School to Regional AWT Plant via Rivanna Interceptor.
EXHIBIT 7a: Map of Service Area (Unavailable)
EXHIBIT 7b: Map of Service Area (Unavailable)
EXHIBIT 7c: (6 pages) DESCRIPTION OF BOUNDARY LINE OF SERVICE AREAS AS SHOWN ON EXHIBIT 7B (See 42-page Adobe file of scanned 1972 Four Party Agreement.)