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…

2014/09/23

foreshadowing

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

bye bye walnut
Juglans nigra
March 29, 2014

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

2014/09/09

venus fly truck

Filed under: neighborhood,signs,traffic — WmX @ 00:58

truck gravity trap
About once a month we catch a truck here. The City has signs posted discouraging
18 wheelers from rolling through the neighborhood, but the signs are advisory in nature, no bite.
But for those who venture in, there are gravity traps, constrained roadways
and Crazy neighbors with pitchforks

140831-no-outlet-sign

2014/08/18

Streamwatch

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:57

streamwatch people
Since 2003, Streamwatch has been monitoring the health of Rivanna River watershed streams. Invariably, Moores Creek earns the “very poor” designation.

domain-route-streamwatch

2014/08/17

Crossing Moores Creek

Filed under: neighborhood — WmX @ 00:55

cag1402-csx-locomotive
Is there a publication that lists RR bridge construction dates?
domain-route-csx

2014/08/16

Boneyard

Filed under: neighborhood,signs — WmX @ 00:52

redoing the sign
The Boneyard recently painted signs on the east and southern sides of their building. Classic B&W, none of that color. Good job Boneyard! Five stars…

domain-route-boneyard

2014/08/15

serpent

Filed under: dolls,neighborhood — WmX @ 00:49

roadside art

2014/08/14

Rivanna Trail

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:46

trail runner

140511-park-poll
In May of this year the City took an informal poll on their website asking the public to rank trails.
The City lists the Rivanna River as its number one concern in the environmental
section of its state mandated “Comprehensive Plan”.
Currently, the floodplain next to the river is “zoned for business”.
Backfilling the land to a foot above base flood elevation and building a strip mall would be permissible.
There has been thumb-twiddling regarding establishing a riverine zoning overlay.
In October of 2013 the Woolen Mills Neighborhood requested that the City
make an inventory of the ecological, cultural and recreational assets extant in the
corridor. They couldn’t be bothered. Competition for dollars fierce,
more fire engines and electric vehicles to buy.

domain-route-runner

2014/08/13

circus grounds

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:46

couple jogging on Rivanna trail
one of the more accessible sections of the trail system allowing for the circumambulation of Charlottesville.
The trail parallels the right bank of the Rivanna River for two miles,
terminating at Moores Creek at the base of Monticello Mountain.
photo location

Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress

Loading