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Most recent updates sent to residents and interested parties.
- Update 7: Transition to City of Chesapeake Water on April 18th - 3/29/19
- Update 6: Deal planned to close April 18, 3/19/19
- Update 5: SCC Staff Recommendation, 2/26/19
- Update 4: Order for Notice and Comment, 1/9/19
- Update 3: Joint Petition sent to State Corporation Commission on November 21, 2018, 12/10/18
- Update 2: Aqua Virginia Purchase Contract to City Council 25 September 2018, 9/20/18
- Update 1: Aqua Virginia Related Update for Indian River Residents, 3/28/18
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- After 62 years, Chesapeake neighborhood may finally receive city water, WAVY-TV 10, 9/25/18
- SCC Staff Report, 2/15/19
Update 1: Aqua Virginia Related Update for Indian River Residents
Dear Residents and Interested Parties in the Indian River Area,
In our public meeting of February 22, 2018, we promised that periodic updates would be provided when actions are taking place related to the acquisition of the Aqua Virginia territory in Indian River.
We are pleased to provide our first update.
The first step in the City’s process to acquire the system is to have a Public Hearing as required by Section 12.2-2232 of the Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The objective of this hearing is for the Planning Commission to determine if the action, in this case, the acquisition of the Indian River Water System owned by Aqua Virginia, is consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Based on staff’s analysis, this acquisition is completely consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
This item is scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 p.m., April 11, 2018, in the City Council Chambers on the first floor of Chesapeake City Hall at 306 Cedar Road. The public is invited to attend the hearing.
There are several signs posted in and around the Indian River Water System territory advertising the Planning Commission meeting.
In other news, Aqua Virginia is reviewing the proposed draft contract which the City provided earlier in March for their review. Additionally, Public Utilities staff continues to dig into the details of all actions that will be required to make this transition as smooth and efficient as possible.
Many steps remain before we can complete this acquisition and convert this system to Chesapeake water, including approval by the City of Chesapeake Planning Commission, completing and executing the agreement between the City of Chesapeake and Aqua Virginia, receiving approval from the City Council and Aqua Board of Directors, receiving approval from the State Corporation Commission, and completing all due diligence reviews required for such a large action. But we are pleased to be making substantive progress in this process.
David Jurgens, P.E.
Director of Public Utilities