Residents Against Chloramine

THANK YOU! More than 200 people filled Lane Auditorium on July 25, and the message was clear: No Chloramine. At the end of the meeting, officials voted to reject chloramine and pursue carbon filtration instead.

Press coverage of the meeting:

Charlottesville Tomorrow, “Officials end consideration of chloramines for water treatment”

The Hook, “Off the table: Four boards foreswear chloramines in water”

This effort shows that local government can and will respond to our concerns! At our monthly Transition Town gathering on August 27, Transition Charlottesville Albemarle will host a panel discussion about local water resources & challenges. After the panel, we’ll invite small group conversations about ongoing and future local water initiatives. Please join us.

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Click here to sign the petition asking RWSA not to use chloramine in our water.

PUBLIC HEARING on Wednesday, July 25

7:00 pm at the Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Rd. (corner of McIntire & Preston).

The “four boards” responsible for Charlottesville & Albemarle’s water system – RWSA, ACSA, City Council, and Albemarle Board of Supervisors – will accept public comments on chloramine. Please come out and help fill Lane Auditorium with voices supporting clean, safe water. Click here to print a “No Chloramine” sign for the meeting.

For the most up-to-date information about local opposition to chloramine, visit Charlottesville & Albemarle Residents Against Chloramine on Facebook.

Will you help publicize the public hearing on July 25? Click here for the flyer.

Need more information about the risks posed by chloramines? Want to share this information easily with your friends and neighbors? Click here for a pamphlet with everything you need, including contact info for your local government representatives.

Click here for the Chloramine PowerPoint (updated 7/19/12) from the teach-in “What’s Going Into Our Water: An Information Session on Chloramines.”

Charlottesville Tomorrow has provided excellent coverage of the chloramine debate. Click here for a listing of articles. Their article on the teach-in is here: “Activists warn of health risks and environmental danger from chloramines.”

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