Smyth to pipe water to Tannersville

May 18, 2010 Read more: Clinch Valley News 11

Smyth County is working with the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission and Congressman Rick Boucher to develop a water treatment plant in Rich Valley that will pipe river water across the county line to Tannersville.

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Knoxville, TN

#1 May 20, 2010
It may be a good thing for those over there I know some people don't have good water unless thay have a spring the wells have sufer or iron in it. If thay want it go for it go for it best of luck....

Charlottesville, VA

#2 May 21, 2010
How very kind and generous of Smyth County to consider piping water across the county line to a town which does not pay taxes in Smyth county, as opposed to piping water within the county to a town without drinkable water, which DOES pay Smyth county taxes, such as ..oh..I don't know...Sugar Grove, maybe?

Saltville, VA

#3 May 21, 2010
if you read the article, it said that Tazewell is participating in the cost of the plant

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 21, 2010
Fred wrote:
if you read the article, it said that Tazewell is participating in the cost of the plant
Wow, Fred, after reading the article, as you wisely suggested, I guess my post makes no sense. The article states:

"Smyth County would borrow roughly $675,000" for the project.

I guess I should have wondered if Smyth Co. would consider "borrowing $675,000" for a town which pays tax in Smyth Co....

Knoxville, TN

#5 May 26, 2010
Sugar Grove needs to get Boucher in to it and maybe it will happen there too, Tannersville's phone and power comes out of Smyth County and not a word said about that, don't worry this may not happen for some time now many years down the road.


#6 Jan 22, 2013
why haven't they done it yet.
michael elswick

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Jun 11, 2013
I contacted Morgan Griffith office for help in the water situation several times and they finally referred me to senator Will Morfield and senator Phil Puckett....we all have to start emailing them as soon as possible to get some action done.
billy bob

Glade Spring, VA

#8 Jun 12, 2013
wondering wrote:
why haven't they done it yet.
If i recall it was an over $ 4 million project and ultimately didnt make financial sense to move forward. Tannersville was only paying about 10% of the total cost.

Columbia, VA

#9 Oct 8, 2014

Columbia, VA

#10 Oct 8, 2014
It isn't going to happen.

Jacksonville, FL

#11 Jan 16, 2015
After years of bugging everyone i could . I received an email from Morgan Griffiths office
saying that there was no funds for the project and that it was not feasible with the income of the area. if we lived in million dollar homes it would of happened. Thx Tazewell County for caring about us

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