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Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

2018 CITY MARKET COMPOST DROP-OFF PROGRAM COMING TO SEASONAL CLOSE Thank you to everyone who contributed to the City Market composting program this season! As the City Market transforms into the Winter Market (Nov-Dec), the City Market Composting program is winding down with the last day to drop-off your food scraps this Saturday (10/27/2018). We’re thrilled to have seen so many of you visit our drop-off station and are excited to announce the launching of a new composting pilot program for Charlottesville residents. McIntire Recycling Center will continue to accept compost with...

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2018 Imagine a Day without Water

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

2018 Imagine a Day without Water

  Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn’t water their crops.   2018 Theme: How do you save water? Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water? 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates: Artwork will be accepted: September 10th – October...

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Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Community Project, Compost, Education Center, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Composting in the City of Charlottesville

Happy Summertime, C’ville! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our composting program last season! Together, we were able to divert 8.48 tons of food waste from landfills, reducing the amount of emissions equivalent to nearly 20 cars in morning traffic!* This spring, lets continue to make Charlottesville, A Green City. Updates in the email below include: Two Compost Drop-Off Locations are open! Do you love composting and the City Market? Sign up to volunteer at the Saturday market drop-off! New Sticker Designs: Help us select some new designs to spread the word about composting in...

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Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Community Project, Newsroom, Odor Control, Press Releases, Wastewater

Updated Press Release: Community Event to Celebrate Odor Reductions

The Community Event to celebrate the Odor Control Reduction project completion has been moved to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm due to impending inclement weather. ## ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: MAY 10, 2018## COMMUNITY EVENT TO CELEBRATE ODOR REDUCTIONS For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—May 10, 2018 With almost 10 million gallons of wastewater being treated each day at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, located near the Woolen Mills neighborhood, controlling the odors associated with normal operations became increasingly necessary. Therefore, in 2015,...

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Local Art Contest Launches Today for National “Imagine A Day Without Water”

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Community Project, Education Center, Newsroom, Press Releases, Water

Local Art Contest Launches Today for National “Imagine A Day Without Water”

#Press Release# Submitted by City of Charlottesville Public Utilities September 12, 2017 Charlottesville & Albemarle County Community Raise Awareness about the Value of Water and “Why Does Every Drop Counts” with Student Art Contest Local water utilities join national effort to raise awareness about the value of water and the importance of infrastructure and conservation efforts with a free, public event and student art contest Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA- The City of Charlottesville (City), Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water &...

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Strategic Planning Input Session

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Community Project, Newsroom, Water Industry Leaders

Strategic Planning Input Session

We are pleased that citizens came out to our Strategic Planning Input Session last Thursday evening at CitySpace.  The crowd of around a dozen folks remained engaged for two hours in a lively discussion with lots of great input for Rivanna’s future — lending ideas for aspirational goals as well as offering the current strengths of the organization and opportunities that lie ahead.  Doug Bean, Raftelis Project Director for the Authorities, facilitated the discussion with the support of his colleagues, Catherine Carter and Townsend Collins. Next step is a joint RSWA/RWSA board work...

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