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Clarke County Looks for Backup Water Source

10 July 2018 News


The Clarke County Board of Supervisors made a backup water source for the county’s Sanitary Authority the major topic of its work session on Monday (07/09/2018).

The Clarke County Sanitation Authority currently provides around 80,000 or 90,000 gallons of water to 400 households and businesses in Boyce, Millwood, White Post, and the Waterloo commercial district. Its current water source, the Prospect Hill Spring, has yet to be contaminated; however, Authority Chairman Rod DeArment was quoted as saying that the Virginia Department of Health wants the authority to find an alternative source just in case.

Potential sites for another well that could serve the county’s needs if necessary were identified at the Powhatan School in Boyce, a property owned by the Clarke County Historical Society in Millwood, and the Millwood Country Club. Consultants will test water at those locations; no estimate has been given as to how much cultivating the additional water source might cost.

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