Free Enterprise Forum Calls on City to Act on Water with Vision


September 20, 2010

Charlottesville, VA – The Free Enterprise Forum today calls on Charlottesville City Council to reaffirm their commitment to the Community Water Supply Plan they previously endorsed in 2006 and 2008. The approved and permitted Ragged Mountain solution meets the fifty year projected need, replaces the spillway safety issue, restores flow to the Moormans River and provides water from within our own local watershed.

Free Enterprise Forum President Neil Williamson said, “While a vocal minority has generated significant attention as ‘armchair engineers’, the professional reports we have reviewed continue to support the Ragged Mountain fifty year solution.

“I believe Charlottesville City Council will hear a great deal tonight about the Community Water Supply Plan and will reaffirm its support for the most practical, least environmentally harmful water supply solution. While Mayor Norris does not share our perspective, I am convinced a majority on Council will act decisively with vision. To do anything less would be a disservice to future generations. Let’s not just kick this can down the road, make a decision and build it,” Williamson concluded.

The Free Enterprise Forum is a privately funded, public policy organization. More information about the Free Enterprise Forum can be found on its website

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