RWSA will restart design work on Ragged Mountain Dam

Stating that the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has "significant respect for Gannett Fleming," the firm that proposed a new  design at Ragged Mountain Dam, RWSA Chair Mike Gaffney today announced that the RWSA nonetheless has "decided that a new direction on design best serves the current discussions in this community."

As reported last week, the RWSA released study findings on June 2. Among those was a review of the plans for the new dam by a panel of experts. Major findings included an assurance that the dam can be built for “substantially” less than Gannett Fleming’s August estimate of at least $72 million.

In today’s press release, the RWSA says that the development of an RFP by prospective dam design firms, "will begin immediately and move forward as quickly as possible," with a decision on a new firm expected later this summer.