Augusta Moves Forward with Water Tank Design

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Augusta County took steps Wednesday night toward putting a water tank in Verona.

Right now the county has a contract with Staunton that doesn't provide enough water to fight fires. The new $4.5 million tank would go in the Mill Place Commerce Park and cover Mill Place, hotels in the area, and the future Augusta Marketplace.

The county's economic development director says it's the best cost recovery scenario.

"That means that the parcels that are touched with this project would actually generate the revenues to cover the debt service for the cost of the tank and the system layout,” said Amanda Glover, Augusta County economic director.

The board voted 5-1 to move forward with design. The project would be done in the fall of 2015.

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