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August 3rd Strategic Planning Input Session

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog, Community Project

August 3rd Strategic Planning Input Session

Charlottesville, VA—July 14, 2017 On August 3, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority will host a public meeting at CitySpace in downtown Charlottesville to gain input from the community about our mission, vision, and goals for the next 5 to 50 years. The Rivanna Authorities hired Raftelis Financial Consulting to conduct a series of strategic planning stakeholder interviews, meetings, workshops, and data collection in support of a strategic planning effort. The outcome of this six-month process will be a Strategic Plan for the...

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Fall HHW Dates Announced

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship, Upcoming Events

Fall HHW Dates Announced

##Press Release## Fall 2017 Special Waste Collection Dates Announced For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—July 12, 2017. Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its Fall special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents starting on September 28th and concluding on October 21st. This event is brought to the community by support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the details below about...

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McIntire Center Extends Hours starting July 15th

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog, Recycling

McIntire Center Extends Hours starting July 15th

  **Media Alert** McIntire Recycling Center Hours of Operation Extended Charlottesville, VA—July 7, 2017 Starting July 15th, McIntire Recycling Center will extend its hours of operation to better serve the community’s recycling needs. The hours will increase from 40 to 60 hours per week during Daylight Savings Time (early March – early November) and increase from 40-54 hours per week during Eastern Standard Time during the winter months. Working together, the County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council recommended extended and consistent hours at the center to better...

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Have you thanked a Water Professional today?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog, Featured

Have you thanked a Water Professional today?

Did you know that today is Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day in the Commonwealth? So we invite you to take a moment to reach out to a water professional and say “Thank You!” for providing reliable, clean, safe water to the community day in, day out 24/7.  Don’t forget to thank our wastewater professionals also who treat our wastewater around the clock in order to send it back to Nature. In Charlottesville/Albemarle County that means delivering our clean water (known as effluent) into Moores Creek, which feeds into the Rivanna, which feeds into the James,...

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RSWA Goes Solar!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Blog, Community Project, Featured, Press Releases, Stewardship

RSWA Goes Solar!

Exciting news…RSWA has the nod from its Board of Directors to move forward on a solar energy project that will use a section of our closed landfill to produce renewable energy. Now that’s repurposing! Press Release that went out on June 27, 2017 Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors Approve Solar Project at the Ivy Material Utilization Center Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors has authorized a land lease contract with a developer to install a solar array at the Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC or former Ivy Landfill) that will generate an estimated 2...

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All Reservoirs are Full!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Press Releases, Water

All Reservoirs are Full!

Charlottesville, VA— This press release was issued on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 All five of our reservoirs (Ragged Mountain, Sugar Hollow, and South Rivanna, Beaver Creek, and Totier Creek) have reached 100% of their maximum useable capacity for a total of 3.3 billion gallons of water, which is a good spring milestone in terms of drinking water supply. Thanks to an extensive water supply planning effort and a steady round of springtime rains, a plentiful water supply for our community’s drinking water needs has been attained. The 50-year community water supply planning process, which led to the...

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