Smith-Mountain-LakeThe Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline Project is moving a bit closer to fruition. Bedford County Board of Supervisors this week approved a special use permits for a larger intake building at the lake and a water treatment plant elsewhere in Moneta. The BRWA board is awaiting final costs on the project, before moving forward with construction, which is intended to include water lines to Bedford along Virginia 122 and to Forest along U.S. 460. The authority will own and operate the plant with the Western Virginia Water Authority and will have the ability to serve Bedford, Forest and parts of Franklin County.