Oakwood Cemetery Drainage
FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET
Project Name: Oakwood Cemetery Drainage
Department: Parks & Recreation
Start Date: 7/01/2022
End Date: 6/30/2025
Long-term drainage issues has compromised 12-15 grave sites at Oakwood Cemetery. Numerous complaints by family members and many visual inspections have caused the immediate need toward a sustainable solution. Professional assessments agree that underground springs and indirect water sources have been flooding an area of the cemetery and has caused graves and headstones to significantly sink into the ground.
RELATIONSHIP TO Comprehensive PLAN:
Chapter 4 : Land Use, Urban Form, and Historic & Cultural Preservation
Goal 11. Historic Resource Protection
Provide effective protection of Charlottesville’s historic resources, including through recognition and incentives.
Chapter 9 : Community Facilities and Services
Goal 10. Stormwater Conveyance Infrastructure
Improve and maintain stormwater conveyance infrastructure to provide a safe and effective public drainage system while mitigating related impacts to water resources.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
Objective - Professional assessments agree that underground springs and indirect water sources have been flooding an area of the cemetery and has caused graves and headstones to significantly sink into the ground. A Cemetery committee has been formed to investigate and complete a design to remove the water from the site. If the work can be done very soon, further damage to the grave sites can be minimized. An extended delay will create more complaints and further damage.
Status - This project is currently in the planning and design phase.
Operating impacts to be determined in the future.