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Water Consumers Can Sound Off On Filtering Procedure

Water Consumers Can Sound Off On Filtering Procedure

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority will let consumers share their views on a new filtering procedure. The RWSA might spend between $16 million and $19 million to use granular activated carbon at three urban water facilities. Director Tom Frederick (pictured left) says a quick turnaround on the carbon replacement costs more, but you get higher water quality. City and county officials agreed last year to use carbon filters, and eliminated chloramines as an option. The filtering would take place at the North and South Rivanna stations in Albemarle County, and a UVA facility near Observatory Hill. The RWSA will welcome public comment at 5 p.m. on October 14th.