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Copper goes AWOL in Zion area

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of more than $30,000 worth of copper wiring that was stolen from the Zion Crossroads Waste Water Treatment Plant.

According to Dean Rodgers, Louisa County Water Authority general manager, the 300-to-500 feet of copper wire that was stolen was to serve as a main power line at the plant, which is undergoing expansion.

Rodgers said thieves removed the wiring from an underground conduit, adding the theft delayed initial startup of some new equipment by 30 days.

According to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, the theft occurred between October 1 and November 14.

County Administrator Robert Dubé said that despite the incident, the plant expansion is under budget and on schedule. The plant expansion is expected to be completed by late-April or early-May.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 17 edition of The Central Virginian.