By. John Haksch, Louisa Field Officer
The Louisa County Board of Supervisors have approved the pursuit of a study to determine the economic feasibility of a water supply system for the Lake Anna communities similar to the one in place in the Zion Crossroads area.
Emphasis was placed by Board members on determining financing options and ensuring revenue neutrality. The board must tread carefully with such projects – making sure they will be self-supporting – as the majority of rural taxpayers will not benefit from capital improvements for the growth designated, higher population density area and might look askance at the reported $15.5 million price tag.
In other water supply news, Louisa County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the their legislatively mandated regional water supply plan on September 6, 2011.
John Haksch is the Louisa County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization. If you find this report helpful, please consider supporting the Free Enterprise Forum. To learn more visit www.freeenterpriseforum.org