Discussions Begin on Paying for the Rivanna Pump Station
We know where the upgraded Rivanna sewer pump station will go. Now the question is who will pay for it? Charlottesville and the Albemarle County Service Authority are beginning to discuss how to split the pump station's $40 million price tag.
It will be built near the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, moving from its current location near Charlottesville's Riverview Park. But the service authority thinks its share of the cost should be less because it never supported that move.
Gary O'Connell with the Albemarle County Service Authority said, "We felt like there was a cheaper location that was $13 million less expensive, and that our rate payers shouldn't pay any more than that."
Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones says the city is not in a position to comment on the cost share until discussions begin. Final designs for the upgraded pump station are expected next spring.
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