Greene County lifts mandatory water restrictions

After eight days, Greene County has removed limitations on customers of public water following rainfall that recharged the public water supply. However, officials are still encouraging water conservation. 

“While recent rainfalls have increased the water level in the Rapidan River, we could return to low levels without further precipitation,” said Alan Harrison, Director of Greene County Water and Sewer in a press release sent out on Friday afternoon.  

Greene County is planning to expand its water supply by impounding a waterway known as White Run for a new reservoir. The locality had to leave the Rapidan Service Authority to proceed and took over that entity’s assets on June 23. For more information, visit Greene County’s website.

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority manages the reservoirs that serve public customers in Albemarle and Charlottesville. The five waterways were at 91.82 percent of usable capacity as of yesterday. That’s down from 92.11 percent on September 14. 

Greene County lifts mandatory water restrictions

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