Press Releases

Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water

Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

A year after the first Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter went into operation as part of the drinking water treatment system for the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority would like to celebrate its success. The road to install GAC contactors at our five largest water treatment plants has been a long one. In 2006, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated regulations related to disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water, making the removal requirements more stringent. DBPs can form when chemicals used to disinfect our drinking water, such...

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Expanded Recycling at the Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

Expanded Recycling at the Ivy MUC

Effective immediately, the Ivy Material Utilization Center will begin offering expanded recycling services at the current citizens convenience center. These services are free to the residents of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. The Ivy MUC is located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville VA, 22903. The interim facility will accept: Corrugated Carboard Newsprint and Magazines Motor Oil Antifreeze Compostable Food Waste Glass Food & Beverage Containers* Mixed Brown Paper* Mixed Metals – aluminum beverage cans and steel cans* *expanded offering At the February meeting of...

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MSW and CDD Tipping Fee Reductions at Ivy MUC

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases

MSW and CDD Tipping Fee Reductions at Ivy MUC

Charlottesville, VA – December 14, 2018 Effective January 1, 2019, the fees for Domestic Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction & Demolition Debris (CDD) will be reduced from $66.00 to $52.00 per ton at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville VA, 22903. The reduced tipping fees are consistent with the average tipping fees for transfer stations in neighboring counties. This rate reduction was approved by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors on December 11, 2018 and was the only change made to the Rate Resolution.  ...

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UPDATE: RSWA Facilities will remain open

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices

UPDATE: RSWA Facilities will remain open

September 13, 2018 Due to the change in the projected path of Hurricane Florence and the lessened potential impact for the Charlottesville / Albemarle areas, the Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC), 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, and the McIntire Recycling Center, 611 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 will remain open and will operate under their normal schedules. IMUC normal hours: Tues – Fri 7:30am-4pm Sat 8:30am-4pm Sun – Mon CLOSED McIntire Recycling Center normal hours: Wed – Sun 8:30-6:30pm Mon 8:30am-6:30pm Tues CLOSED If weather and...

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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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Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Water

Press Release: New Drinking Water Treatment Systems Go Live

##PRESS RELEASE## NEW DRINKING WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS GO LIVE For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA—April 24, 2018 As part of our mission to provide clean, safe, high-quality drinking water to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority, we have completed construction of a new Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) water treatment system at all five of our water treatment plants (South Rivanna, North Rivanna, Observatory, Crozet, and Scottsville). GAC is highly effective at removing a wide variety of organic materials and other select contaminants to further improve...

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