Around late October, very early November the levels at the reservoir started going down. It has currently been completely drained. You can see the top of the bridge from the Mt. Hope parking lot. Below are some images.
Just a quick executive summary on the board meeting last night.
Fred Jennings made a presentation at 4:15PM
- No Public access
- No dates for construction start or end
- No RFPs submitted
- No stakeholder involvement
- Loudoun Rowing club will continue to have access at least until the end of 2014
- Hidden dangers abound as well as possible algaecide use make it too dangerous for public access
We had a large turnout for the public comment session. Fred Jennings left, however Mark Peterson, LW director of stakeholder communications was there to listen to our comments. Supervisor Williams and Reid pressed hard for access. Supervisor Clarke didn’t mention a word about it even though it sits in her district! You can view the video footage here:
Williams has asked us to give Loudoun Water a chance to respond otherwise he will continue to apply pressure, he is truly our ally here. The best thing we can do right now is to get more signatures to the petition and continue to raise awareness. We are making excellent headway!
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.
Today Loudoun Water completed the purchase of all Loudoun based water assets from Fairfax, this includes the reservoir, water treatment plant and pipeline along the W&OD. Funding was provided by water rate increase in 2012.
See article below for more details: