Public Information MeetingSouthampton County/Franklin City Water and Wastewater System Consolidation Feasibility Project Planning Grant
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30PM Southampton County Administration CenterDuring regularly scheduled Southampton County Planning Commission Meeting26022 Administration Center Drive, Courtland, VA
All interested citizens are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the Water and Wastewater System Consolidation Feasibility Project Planning Grant that Franklin and Southampton County are undertaking with funding through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). This study will assist the County and City in determining whether, and to what degree, shared utility services will improve efficiency, reduce costs, and/or enhance economic competitiveness for both the City and the County.
The primary objective of the Shared Services Utility Study is to compare the cost of providing water and wastewater service in the County and City under the following three scenarios:1. Non-shared services (status quo) – the current way, in which each locality continues to own, operate, and implement improvements to their own water and sewer systems; or2. Shared or contracted services – replacing the current way with one in which the localities either contract with one another for water and sewer services, or one in which they form a shared services department and share the costs thereof; or3. Regionalized scenario – replacing the current way with a regionalized entity with full responsibility for the County’s and the City’s water distribution, wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment facilities.
At the meeting, progress on the current project will be outlined, as well as a discussion of other projects the City and County have undertaken with DHCD funding. The public is invited to comment and ask questions at the meeting.Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30PMSouthampton County Administration Center26022 Administration Center Drive, Courtland