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Broadway, Mill Owner May Be At Odds Over Spring

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Posted: April 14, 2014

Zach Grandle stands in the Plains Mill spring. Grandle bought the Plains Mill near Timberville and with it the water rights to the spring. Grandle fears his plans for the mill might be put in jeopardy if Broadway taps into the spring’s recharge area. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Zach Grandle hopes to turn the old Plains Mill in northern Rockingham County into an agritourism destination and a distillery, but worries what might happen if the town of Broadway taps into his spring’s recharge area for its future water supply.
Water quality inspectors, contracted by the town of Broadway, test an area near the Plains Mill spring on Wednesday afternoon.

BROADWAY — Water is a hot topic in Broadway these days.

The owner of the historic Plains Mill — which is on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River halfway between Timberville and New Market — is…

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