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Waterline Break Impacting Rt. 29 N

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases

UPDATE: 2-1-18 @ 8:15am: As of 11:30pm on 1-31-18, the waterline has been repaired and service has been fully restored. Approximately 25 feet of pipe was replaced. Both lanes of northbound Rt. 29 are currently open. RWSA will coordinate with the repaving contractor and VDOT to restore the northbound section, of Rt. 29 impacted by this work, at a later date; updates on traffic impacts will be provided at that time.   1-31-18 @ 1:24pm: At about 7:00 am this morning, there was a break in a 12-inch waterline located in the median of US 29 approximately 1,100 feet south of Lewis and Clark Drive....

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Frozen Reservoir Safety Warning

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases

Frozen Reservoir Safety Warning

##Press Release## Due to prolonged freezing temperatures, many of the reservoirs have partially frozen areas of ice. In partnership with the Parks and Recreation Departments for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority would like to remind the community that all activities on the ice, at all recreational waters, are prohibited due to the related dangers.   For more information, please contact:   City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, 434-970-3260     Albemarle County Parks & Recreation, 434-296-5844  ...

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2017-2018 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Newsroom

2017-2018 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The Christmas Tree recycling program, run by the Albemarle County Parks and Rec Department, recycles discarded Christmas Trees. These trees are then chipped into mulch and offered to the public for free. The program has been in operation since 1988 and has collected an average of 2,300 trees annually, which yields over 110 cubic yards of wood chips. Combining forces with the “Charlottesville Curb Side Pick Up”, the joint programs collected 4,200 trees, yielding 201 cubic yards of wood chips in 2016-2017. These services reduce the impact on our landfill and help citizens find a place to...

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Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Education Center, Newsroom

Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

CONTACT: Jill Greiner Water Conservation Program Coordinator City of Charlottesville (434) 970-3877 greinerj@charlottesville.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17th, 2017   Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced   Charlottesville and Albemarle County, VA – The City of Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA), and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) participated in their third annual “Imagine a Day without Water,” a national campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water that encourages water...

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New Ivy Transfer Station Groundbreaking

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Newsroom, Press Releases

New Ivy Transfer Station Groundbreaking

##Press Release## New Ivy Transfer Station Groundbreaking   Charlottesville, VA – November 15, 2017 Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is excited to announce that construction is beginning for the new Ivy Transfer Station. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday November 17, 2017 at 10:00 am. The Ivy Transfer Station is located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Rivanna’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Mike Gaffney, Executive Director Bill Mawyer, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors member Dr. Liz Palmer, and local businessman Mr. Randy Layman will deliver remarks,...

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Rivanna recommends water use restrictions are no longer required

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Newsroom

Rivanna recommends water use restrictions are no longer required

As the result of recent rains, reduced demand by the community in response to water use restrictions, operational strategies implemented by Rivanna staff, and cooperative changes authorized by our regulators with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir has been 100% full and overflowing since 7:30 p.m. on November 1. On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors authorized the Executive Director to notify the Albemarle County Service Authority, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville...

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