2014/10/01

making a hole

Filed under: neighborhood,stinky — WmX @ 08:51

Please note that a blast at the Moores Creek Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility on Moores Creek Lane
has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014. A single blast is anticipated mid-day.
Several seismographs will be set up in the Woolen Mills neighborhood to gather additional vibration data.
We appreciate your cooperation to adhere to all signage and personnel regarding blasting for your SAFETY!–RWSA

Work continues at the former MCWWTP, digging a hole which will eventually house the wet well, the drop off point
for the Rivanna Interceptor, the pipe that catches the sewage from 42 square miles of Charlottesville and Albemarle.
This is a big hole being excavated in solid rock.
At some point a TBM (tunnel boring machine) will be introduced to this hole and it will bore its way to Riverview Park
allowing the installation of a gravity flow line, replacing the current force main from Riverview to the sewage plant.

Also in the works, Monticello, home of Th. Jefferson, is in the process of hooking up its sewage to the MCAWTF
(MCAWTF = MCWWTP = Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant = sewage plant) Monticello is located about 3350 feet
from where the blasting is going on.

We know that water runs downhill. I wonder if the smell will waft uphill? The stink plume certainly wafts laterally,
To sample, drive from the east into Charlottesville on Interstate 64 with a window cracked in the morning…

2014/09/28

day of rest

Filed under: architecture,awe — WmX @ 04:17

arthur ravenel jr bridge
Michael J Abrahams PE, Chief Gesigner of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

2014/09/25

TV News

Filed under: Charlottesville,damage — WmX @ 09:05

video camera
Charlottesville has lots of visitors in town bearing these things. How often does it happen?
Good journalism making its way through a lens?

2014/09/23

foreshadowing

Filed under: environment,flora,neighborhood,trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 09:33

bye bye walnut
Juglans nigra
March 29, 2014

2014/09/22

Russell Lord

Filed under: people,UVA — WmX @ 10:32

Russell Lord talks about Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks
 The Making of an Argument
 September 19 – December 21, 2014 Curated by Russell Lord,
Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art
 Exhibition
organized at
The Fralin Museum by John Mason, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Corcoran Department of History

2014/09/21

Looking for Hannah

Filed under: bipedal,damage,road — WmX @ 10:34

looking for hannah
RICHMOND, Va. – Local and state emergency officials are seeking volunteers to assist with a mass search
for Hannah Graham planned for early Saturday, Sept. 20. Graham is a student at the University of Virginia who has been missing since Saturday morning.
All volunteer searchers are subject to a background check and must register online at helpfindhannah.brmrg.org no later than 5 p.m. Friday.
Anyone who is unable to register online can register in person at John Paul Jones Arena
(295 Massie Road in Charlottesville) prior to the 7 p.m. Friday volunteer briefing.
Only those who have registered will be permitted to participate in Saturday’s search.
Volunteer searchers must:
• Be at least 18 years old
• Carry NO weapons
• Bring a copy of the registration form and driver’s license
• Wear proper footwear and clothing for weather and conditions
• Bring water to stay hydrated
• Indicate on registration if they have previous military and/or search-and-rescue (SAR) experience
• Be physically in shape for walking/searching in up to four-hour periods

2014/09/20

sprinkler control room

Filed under: night,signs — WmX @ 13:04

sprinkler control room sign
place of mystery

2014/09/12

Franklin Street Pedestrians

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,not b&w,traffic — WmX @ 09:15

franklin looking north
(Kristin Szakos) So it would be up by, theoretically, July firstish?
(Jim Tolbert) Depending on the work load of Public Service you know they would have to schedule we would give
them a work order um if if we could gamble and go ahead and order some flexposts cause we have places we could
use them anyways so we can go ahead and figure out how many of them we need, order them so we can move faster.
(Kristin Szakos) I think that would be good, if people are walking through there to get to the pool, it is summertime,
lot of people walking I think.
May 19, 2014
(photo taken August 13)
motor age 1
motor age 2

2014/09/11

jimmies and sooks

Filed under: signs,slabtown — WmX @ 10:12

outdoor bathroom sign
Jimmies and sooks, Chesapeake waterman lingo for the male and female blue crabs Callinectes sapidus

2014/09/10

east china sea + town creek

Filed under: not b&w,slabtown,strange land — WmX @ 08:32

west view toward china
Anna, Emma and Helen on the East China Sea side of Okinawa.

oyster house
High high tide yesterday in Virginia, harvest moon. Coastal flooding in Slabtown.Town Creek rising up around the eastern elevation of Callis oyster house

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