Supervisors mull over wastewater disposal options

The Campbell County Board of Supervisors mulled options for dealing with the county’s wastewater at a work session on Tuesday, September 17th. The conversation centered around wastewater capacity and expansion and also around generating interest in development in the county. 

The Campbell County Utilities and Service Authority (CCUSA) presented the board with a slideshow that listed current wastewater infrastructure, enumerated areas with available capacity for wastewater, and displayed possible future wastewater projects that the board could approve. 

Tim Wagner, utilities engineer for CCUSA, said that current infrastructure is in accord with the county’s Comprehensive Plan. He also noted that capacity exists to accommodate growth in the future. 

According to the presentation, current wastewater infrastructure in Campbell County includes 17 wastewater pump stations; 3 low pressure force mains; 9 gravity sewer sheds; and wastewater treatment in Lynchburg, Rustburg, and Altavista.

Wagner enumerated areas that may be available to expand the county’s wastewater infrastructure. His presentation listed availability in the following areas: Brookville/Timberlake, Leesville Estates and Trent’s Landing, Liberty Ridge and Simon’s Run, Flat Creek, Lynbrook, Yellow Branch, Altavista, and Rustburg. It also noted how some of the available land was zoned, including single-family, multi-family, business, industrial, and possibly agricultural.

For more on this story, see this week's Altavista Journal.