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Waterline Break Impacting Rt. 29 N

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases | Comments Off on Waterline Break Impacting Rt. 29 N

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...

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Lane Closure on Rt. 240 in Crozet, January 16, 2018

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Press Releases, Public Notices | Comments Off on Lane Closure on Rt. 240 in Crozet, January 16, 2018

Update 1-22-18: Due to inclement weather, the work originally scheduled for January 16, 2018 was unable to take place. This work has been rescheduled for Wednesday January 24 to Thursday January 25, 2018. The scope of work remains the same: Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, along with Faulconer Construction, will be performing water line repair work. The repair will take place on Route 240 near Park Ridge Drive in Crozet, VA and is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am. Traffic control will be present and will consist of a lane shift into the...

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Frozen Reservoir Safety Warning

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Newsroom, Press Releases | Comments Off on Frozen Reservoir Safety Warning

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 &...

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2017-2018 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Newsroom | Comments Off on 2017-2018 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

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...

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Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Education Center, Newsroom | Comments Off on Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

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...

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New Ivy Transfer Station Groundbreaking

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Newsroom, Press Releases | Comments Off on New Ivy Transfer Station Groundbreaking

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...

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Rivanna recommends water use restrictions are no longer required

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Newsroom | Comments Off on Rivanna recommends water use restrictions are no longer required

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...

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Drought and Mandatory Restrictions Update

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Press Releases | Comments Off on Drought and Mandatory Restrictions Update

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...

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RWSA Declares Drought Warning

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Newsroom, Public Notices | Comments Off on RWSA Declares Drought Warning

RWSA Declares Drought Warning

Tuesday, October 5, 2017 A Special Emergency meeting of the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors was held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. The Board authorized the Chair to declare a Drought Warning which include mandatory water restrictions for the Charlottesville – Albemarle area. These restrictions are being implemented due to the rapid loss of water storage at the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. The Drought Warning notification has been provided to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the Albemarle County...

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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 | Comments Off on Local Art Contest Launches Today for National “Imagine A Day Without 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...

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