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JCSA reviewed sites across three rivers for treatment plant

JCSA reviewed sites across three rivers for treatment plant

James City County needs a new water source as the state plans to tighten restrictions on the county's access to traditional groundwater, causing officials to consider a water treatment plant on a local river as a solution.

While water seems to run throughout the region, county officials have said they intend to propose the Chickahominy River as a water source instead of the larger James and York rivers.

The Chickahominy Riverfront Park project's joint permit application calls for a facility costing $128 million to address JCC's water needs. Locations along each of the three rivers would have pulled brackish water into a plant that performed reverse osmosis to create potable...

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