Quite a few people became concerned Beaverdam would be closed post repairs/modernization as Lake Manassas was. It looks like they may be considering opening it up again, great news!
Certainly there have been rumors before, but this is new:
While $30 million isn’t pocket change to many, it certainly doesn’t appear to be a high dollar amount for the amount of land involved considering the prime location. There is brewing controversy regarding the sale of the reservoir. Check out the Washington Post article:
Great meeting last night. thanks to all that came, I’ll have some commentary coming soon but just wanted to post two articles from the local press:
Sheriff’s deputies are now patrolling the main entrances from 8AM to 10PM. These increased patrols are being payed for by Loudoun Water, which really means Loudoun Water customers.
I’m going to reserve a bit of judgement on the FAQs until we actually meet with them later this week, but the one that just rubs me the wrong way is this:
Does Loudoun Water receive taxpayer funding from Loudoun County government or the Commonwealth of Virginia?
No, it does not receive direct taxpayer funding. But it was built in 1959 using taxpayer funding and would not function in any shape or form without funding directly from Loudoun and only Loudoun residents. They would like to have you think they are an independent corporation, but they are not. Board leadership is directly appointed by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. Loudoun BOS has ultimate control of what they do, just like the school system.
Just a good example of how they are trying to make you think they can do what they want.