"Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority provides high-quality drinking water to our community, while protecting the natural environment"

We keep the water running

Who we are

Rivanna is a wholesale water provider with almost 90 employees. We provide clean, safe, high-quality drinking water to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority’s over 120,000 customers. We then treat the wastewater so that it can safely be returned back to the aquatic environment. We also provide recycling, solid waste, and household hazardous waste to over 3,000 residents a month.

What we do

To keep the high-quality water running and reliable, we continue to upgrade our infrastructure, capacity and add advancing technology to meet the needs of our customers. Check out our community project pages for the latest on Schenk’s Greenway; the New Rivanna Pump Station; the Odor Control project; the new Ragged Mountain Dam; and more!

Recycling and Waste Disposal

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) is committed to providing recycling, solid waste, and hazardous waste disposal services specifically requested and funded by the City of Charlottesville and/or Albemarle County for city and county residents. Thanks to citizen recyclers and our source-separated method at McIntire, we achieve over 98% recycling rate with little or no contamination!

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Lead in Drinking Water

A joint statement by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), the Albemarle County...

An artist’s look at wastewater

A couple of weeks ago a few of us from the Rivanna crew attended the Second Street...

Rivanna accepts ACECVA Engineering Honor Award tonight!

Michelle Simpson, Senior Civil Engineer, and Tom Frederick, Executive Director, are...

Protecting our Watershed

As the City continues their bio-blitz study of the Ragged Mountain Dam area and citizens...

RWSA Will Rebid the Odor Control Project

We were looking forward to the selection of our contractor this month for the odor...

Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest: Big Turnout!

The first “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign and poster contest was a...

Recycling Plastics Now Easier than Ever!

Starting July 1, 2015 we have streamlined plastics recycling into just TWO BINS: rigid...

A Day in the Life of a Lab Technician

Our three full-time laboratory specialists complete over 7,700 lab tests annually to...