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Fluvanna Supervisors Withdraw Deal with Aqua Virginia

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Just two weeks after a controversial vote to move forward with a deal that Aqua Virginia bring water to Zion Crossroads, the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors has decided to withdraw the motion.

The current board is leaving the decision up to next year’s board, and it’s back to square one when it comes to what to do with water in Fluvanna.

Two hours of discussion Wednesday ended in the board voting 5 to 0 to withdraw its counteroffer to Aqua Virginia that was approved last meeting. Board members directed the county attorney to draft a new document to Aqua Virginia with changes made by the board and himself.

Supervisor Robert Ullenbruch said he did ask the soon-to-be board members what they thought about reconsidering the James River Water Authority option, whereby Fluvanna would partner with Louisa County for a pipeline from the James River. Chair Shaun Kennedy said he couldn't believe that option would even be brought up and called it “the zombie that won't die.”

Ullenbruch eventually agreed the idea was off the table. Kenney says the board is leaving the next term’s board members with the best Christmas present: the option of what to and the resources to make the right decision.

The board hopes to leave them with updated calculations that will show how quickly, if at all, the aqua Virginia Waterline Project would pay itself off.

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