Black & Veatch

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Black & Veatch is a global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets.

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Ragged Dam feasibility study

The firm was hired by the City of Charlottesville in June 2010 to conduct a feasibility study on repairing and adding on to the Lower Ragged Mountain Dam. [1] The report indicated that it is feasible to do so without significantly lowering water levels. [2]

The city paid Black & Veatch $250,000 [3] for the work, but the plan was abandoned after council agreed in February 2011 to proceed with an earthen dam. [4]

Charlottesville Gas

The firm was awarded a contract on December 8, 2022 for a request for a firm to study the decarbonization of the city's gas utility. [5]


  1. Web. City hires firm to study saving 102-year old dam, Brian Wheeler, News Article, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 2, 2010, retrieved April 28, 2023.
  2. Web. Water supply plan critics hail firm's findings, Rachana Dixit, Daily Progress, Media General, August 4, 2020, retrieved April 28, 2023.
  3. E-mail. Judith Mueller, City of Charlottesville. "RE: cost share allocation questions." Message to Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow. December 2, 2011.
  4. Web. A split city council endorses earthen dam for water supply pl, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 23, 2011, retrieved December 5, 2011.
  5. Web. RFP# 23-07 Title: Professional Services-Decarbonization of Gas Utility, Notice of Award, City of Charlottesville, December 8, 2022, retrieved January 17, 2023.

External links

July 30, 2010 letter from Gregory A. Zamensky, P.E.[dead link]