Bedford Water Holds Public Information Meeting about Proposed Plant

Bedford Water Holds Public Information Meeting about Proposed Plant

August 8, 2013


​The Bedford Regional Water Authority (“Authority”) is hosting a public informational meeting about the proposed Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Plant and Lakes to Forest Waterline Extension project. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 28th from 2pm to 4pm at Trinity Ecumenical Parish located on 40 Lakemount Drive in Moneta.

The meeting’s format will be more like an information fair, where the public may come in any time between 2pm and 4pm to discuss the project. There will be various booths set up where people can discuss and ask questions about the various aspects of the projects. Information discussed at these booths will include environmental factors, the building process, expansion of the intake at the Lake, financial aspects, how this project will affect the community, and how the project will benefit Franklin County.

“One of the Authority’s main goals as we move forward with this project is to ensure that the community has been educated about the project and knows exactly what the Authority is planning,” said Executive Director Brian Key. “We are excited about the opportunities that this project will provide for the overall community.”

Currently the Authority is in the process of receiving proposals from Design-Build Contractors who would oversee the project from its design through to construction. The Authority is also waiting to receive a final Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit for expanding the water intake at Smith Mountain Lake.