Press Releases

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...

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Drought and Mandatory Restrictions Update

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Press Releases

Drought and Mandatory Restrictions Update

RWSA DROUGHT STATUS & MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS UPDATE Charlottesville, VA—October 31, 2017 Due to the recent rain, substantial gains have been made in the water level of the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir.  About 200 million gallons were added to the reservoir from October 28 – 31, 2017, as storage increased from 69% to 95% of reservoir capacity.   The water level is currently only 0.5 feet below the top of the spillway. While we are very pleased with this increase, we will continue to coordinate with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) to monitor the reservoir level and...

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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, 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 & Sewer...

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August 3rd Strategic Planning Input Session

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Community Project, Newsroom, Press Releases

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 Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

##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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RSWA Goes Solar!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Community Project, Featured, Newsroom, 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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