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Lake Wilderness Water Line Connection

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Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park is proposing to allow an adjacent landowner to extend a water line across park property on the Wilderness Battlefield.

Lake Wilderness residential subdivision is requesting that the park allow it to extend a water line across 950 feet of park owned property on the Wilderness Battlefield. Park land runs between the two sections of the subdivision, thus dividing the neighborhood in two. In order to create a more effective water system to its residents, Lake Wilderness would like to connect the water lines now serving each half of the neighborhood. This would entail installing an 8-inch water main across 950 feet of park property. The contractors are proposing a directional drill method, whereby two pits would be excavated at either end of the proposed connection and the pipe would be installed by directly boring under the park property.

Archaeological testing has been conducted along the length of the 950 foot corridor and no significant features or artifacts were discovered.

Under the guidelines of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, FRSP is soliticing public comments on this project. Written comments, either through this website or via postal letter, will be accepted only during the 30 day public review period.

Contact Information

Eric J. Mink
Historian and Cultural Resources Manager

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Eric_Mink@nps.gov