VERONA, Va. (WHSV) -- A proposed water tank in Augusta County takes another step forward.
The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted 5-to-1 Wednesday night for that project to move forward.
The water tank would be built at the Mill Place Commerce Park and used to help in the event of a fire.
Preliminary reports put the cost of the water tank at more than $4.5 million.
Augusta County Director of Economic Development Amanda Glover said they will look into how to recover some of the cost as they develop the land.
Mill Place Commerce Park houses businesses, offices and industries.
The future home of Augusta Marketplace for retail businesses is nearby and Glover said the water tank is critical if they want more businesses and industries to choose to move here.
"It's a process of elimination. They're trying to cross people off that list. So any red flag that comes up that looks to be problematic, then they're going to cross us off the list," said Glover.
The board's vote means the county is now accepting proposals and bids.
The next vote on the tank could be coming in 60 days.
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