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Jennifer Whitaker, Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority

Jennifer Whitaker, Chief Engineer, Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority Where were you born (and raised, if different)? I was born near Savannah, Georgia, at Hunter Army Airfield. We moved two weeks later. My dad was a helicopter pilot and early on, we moved quite frequently. I have lived in Georgia, Alabama, Texas, California, Connecticut, Germany, […]

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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, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 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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Albrecht Place recommended for approval behind Shoppers World

A new commercial development along U.S. 29 received a favorable recommendation from the Albemarle Planning Commission at its meeting Tuesday. Albrecht Place will consist of a 48,000-square-foot commercial building and 183-space parking lot on about 3.4 currently wooded acres behind the Shoppers World shopping center and next to the Berkley neighborhood. The property owner, Sue […]

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Council upholds Stonefield stormwater violation; Edens uncertain of next steps

The Charlottesville City Council has upheld a determination by city staff that the developers of Stonefield in Albemarle County violated an erosion control permit by opening up a new stormwater pipe before certain conditions were met. “I think staff’s determination is appropriate and that they have not followed through the plan and conditions of the […]

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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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Water authority celebrates completed upgrades and environmental dividends

The mood was celebratory as local officials gathered to witness the dedication ceremony for the newly improved Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The facility treats wastewater for all of the city of Charlottesville and for Albemarle County’s urban areas, including Crozet. The event marked the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority’s completion of the first major […]

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Early bypass plans raise questions

When the Western Bypass of U.S. 29 is completed as early as July 2016, drivers heading north around Charlottesville will be welcomed by a new traffic signal. After the intersection with Leonard Sandridge Road, drivers will have a 6.2-mile, signal-free journey before being deposited back on U.S. 29 near Hollymead Town Center in Albemarle’s northern […]