Supervisor David Wyant (White Hall) asked what provisions the RWSA has for utilizing Beaver Creek Reservoir if the region remains dry. Beaver Creek is the public water source for Crozet, and is a backup reservoir forÂ the rest of the urban water system maintained by the RWSA. Frederick said the safe yield for Beaver Creek is about 1.8 million gallons per day (MGD) but consumption varies between 400,000 and 700,000 gallons per day.
â€œWe are not anticipating any near term problems in supplying Crozet,â€ Frederick said. â€œThe one thing we do have to be careful about is that if we do get into a critical drought period and want to pass water from Beaver Creek to South Fork to augment the urban system, we must be extremely careful and watch our data very closely to make sure we donâ€™t take too much.â€
Yes, we are still in a drought. Recycled sewage, anyone?