The Citizens of Greene County, Virginia:
Understand the need for a safe and reliable source of water for Greene County to grow and thrive, but are concerned that the RESERVOIR PROJECT is based on incorrect growth assumptions.
Ask the Greene County Board of Supervisors to pause the RESERVOIR PROJECT and instruct the County Administrator to cease spending, until such time confident and valid data can justify continuing.
Watch why a pause is necessary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54r2OeLjf40&t=114s
- Greene County is compliant with The Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Water Control Board administrative directive 9VAC25-780-10 authorized under §§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.38:1 of the Code of Virginia, by its 2009 water plan submission.
- The water plan consists in part of the White Run RESERVOIR PROJECT; 125 flooded acres on a 201 acre parcel located on Dairy Road (SR633), west of RT. 29 (Map Number: 51 A 25C), capable of storing 900,000,000 gallons of water for the next 30 years.
- The cost estimate for the reservoir project ranges between $45 & $65 Million, which will double the current outstanding debt of Greene County.
- This project will cost families hundreds of dollars in new taxes each year. The impact to the property tax rate alone could mean $445 more per year to the median household. (without any adjustments to water or sewer rates).
- The original need for a reservoir of this size was based on assumptions that have since changed and a revised look is needed.
- Building the reservoir is NOT required by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Continuing to pursue the construction of the RESERVOIR PROJECT is irresponsible until the expense can be justified using sound data.