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Meet Your Reservoir during National Drinking Water Week

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Water

Meet Your Reservoir during National Drinking Water Week

“To know it is to love it” is this year’s theme for National Drinking Water Week (May 7th-13th). So Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) invites the local community to visit the Ivy Creek Natural Area on Wednesday, May 10th from 11:30-1pm to learn about the people and process behind your glass of drinking water – water’s journey from the reservoir to the tap and back to the Rivanna River. RWSA will have Water Resources Manager, Andrea Terry, and Communications Manager, Teri Kent, on hand to answer questions at an information table. As a part of this “Meet Your Reservoir” campaign,...

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Happy Retirement after 43 Years!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog, Featured

Happy Retirement after 43 Years!

I had the pleasure of sitting down with our longest-tenured employee Assistant Water Manager, Randy Jones (shown in the blue shirt), earlier this month before his retirement from the Authority after 43 years. Since 1973 Randy has dedicated his career to providing our community with clean water. Born and raised in Crozet, Virginia, Randy got his start in water rather by accident when his father suggested a job in water would be stable and always be in demand. That sounded good to him, especially with it being of service to the community; and he’s never looked back! His father was the Director...

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Bring Household Hazardous Waste Tomorrow and Saturday!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Household Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Upcoming Events

Bring Household Hazardous Waste Tomorrow and Saturday!

Household Hazardous Waste starts tomorrow morning at our Ivy Material Utilization Center (MUC or some call it the “old Ivy landfill”) Friday, April 28th at 9am and runs until 2pm and Saturday, April 29th from 9am-2pm.  Bring your pesticides, kerosene, solvents, paint-related products (for a full list check here) for safe disposal.  We partner with CARE Environmental to help rid homes of hazardous waste!  Thanks to Charlottesville police department for helping us get the word out and for the pre-event coverage by NBC29.  The traffic lines can be long, so we have a dedicated page...

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National Prescription Take Back Day this Saturday

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, Stewardship

National Prescription Take Back Day this Saturday

Spring cleaning is in full swing.  In addition to our Household Hazardous Waste Days coming up this weekend, another important event is happening on Saturday: National Prescription Take Back Day!  Albemarle County Police Department and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital are offering this opportunity to turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal this Saturday, April 29th from 10am-2pm at Martha Jefferson Hospital (500 Martha Jefferson Drive in the back of the hospital at the Patient Transport Area).  Note: no businesses can dispose of their medications at this...

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Schenk’s Wastewater Pipe Complete and Greenway Trail Reopens

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Community Project, wastewater

Schenk’s Wastewater Pipe Complete and Greenway Trail Reopens

PRESS RELEASE Now that Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) contractors have successfully completed 1,300 feet of sewer pipe replacement along the Schenk’s Greenway, Charlottesville City Parks and Recreation has reopened the trail for multi-use recreation. Full landscaping of flower beds and tree plantings will be completed this fall in order to take advantage of prime planting weather. Replacing RWSA’s sewer pipe will help maintain adequate capacity for future wastewater system needs generated from the City.  The former 21’’ pipe installed in the 50’s has been replaced by a 30” pipe....

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Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates Announced!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog, Household Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Dates Announced!

##Press Release## Spring 2017 Special Waste Collection Dates Announced For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—January 12, 2017. Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its spring special collections dates for household hazardous waste, commercial hazardous waste, and bulky waste amnesty days for Charlottesville, Scottsville, and Albemarle County residents and businesses beginning April 27th at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC). This event is brought to the community with support from the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle in partnership with RSWA. *** What:...

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