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Rivanna RiverFest

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Stewardship, Water, Water Industry Leaders

Rivanna RiverFest

Join us for the first annual spring RIVANNA RIVERFEST! On Saturday May 11th, 2019, we invite everyone to join us and enjoy the Rivanna River and check out Rivanna RiverFest! This family-friendly event will connect everyone to the Rivanna River and Charlottesville environment. We will have water sports, a run through the park, art activities, music, monitoring demonstrations, and more! Confirmed Events Include: Check back soon for the full list of events, final schedule, and event registrations. 10:00 am Fix a Leak Family 5K: Run park to park from Riverview to Darden and stop that running...

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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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Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Featured, Newsroom, Water Industry Leaders

Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

November 2, 2016 marked the first day of William I. Mawyer Jr.’s tenure here at Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority as the Executive Director!  We are very excited for him to join us and look forward to his leadership. Below is the official press release that went out last week after the RSWA and RWSA board officially appointed Bill. Press Release sent 10/25/2016: Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of William I. (Bill) Mawyer, Jr., as the new Executive Director of both...

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Congrats to our Finance Department!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Newsroom, Water Industry Leaders

Congrats to our Finance Department!

Congratulations once again to our accounting staff and Director of Finance Administration, Lonnie Wood, for earning the Government Finance Officers Association (GFAO) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015! In the spirit of transparency and full disclosure, Rivanna goes above and beyond minimum requirement of generally accepted accounting principles which is why we’ve won this award every year since 1988.

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Have You Thanked a Water Professional Today?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Newsroom, Water, Water Industry Leaders

Have You Thanked a Water Professional Today?

Today, Thursday, June 30th is Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day! This year the Virginia Assembly voted on this resolution which was conceived by the Prince William County Service Authority and supported at the regional and state level by numerous industry associations. It’s a day to honor, recognize, and thank the thousands of men and women who provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to citizens across the Commonwealth 24/7. Rivanna is pleased that our Board of Directors passed the resolution below in support of this Appreciation Day on Tuesday, June 28, 2016...

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Taking a “Deeper” Look at our Reservoirs (pun intended)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Newsroom, Water, Water Industry Leaders

Taking a “Deeper” Look at our Reservoirs (pun intended)

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is among the leading water utilities when it comes to managing algae and the harmful toxins they sometimes produce. We  use an adaptive management approach which takes into consideration the unique “personalities” of each of our water supply reservoirs. We obtain water quality data on a regular basis so we can respond in real time and stay ahead of the harmful algae blooms (or HABs) with treatment before they get carried away in the reservoirs and cause problems at the water treatment facilities. And we have a commitment to long-term monitoring...

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