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Local Art Contest Launches Today for National “Imagine A Day Without Water”

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Blog, Community Project, Upcoming Events, 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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Strategic Planning Input Session

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Blog, Community Project, Water Industry Leaders | Comments Off on Strategic Planning Input Session

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...

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August 3rd Strategic Planning Input Session

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog, Community Project | Comments Off on August 3rd Strategic Planning Input Session

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...

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Fall HHW Dates Announced

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Fall HHW Dates Announced

Fall HHW Dates Announced

##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...

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McIntire Center Extends Hours starting July 15th

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog, Recycling | Comments Off on McIntire Center Extends Hours starting July 15th

McIntire Center Extends Hours starting July 15th

  **Media Alert** McIntire Recycling Center Hours of Operation Extended Charlottesville, VA—July 7, 2017 Starting July 15th, McIntire Recycling Center will extend its hours of operation to better serve the community’s recycling needs. The hours will increase from 40 to 60 hours per week during Daylight Savings Time (early March – early November) and increase from 40-54 hours per week during Eastern Standard Time during the winter months. Working together, the County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council recommended...

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Have you thanked a Water Professional today?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Have you thanked a Water Professional today?

Have you thanked a Water Professional today?

Did you know that today is Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day in the Commonwealth? So we invite you to take a moment to reach out to a water professional and say “Thank You!” for providing reliable, clean, safe water to the community day in, day out 24/7.  Don’t forget to thank our wastewater professionals also who treat our wastewater around the clock in order to send it back to Nature. In Charlottesville/Albemarle County that means delivering our clean water (known as effluent) into Moores Creek, which...

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RSWA Goes Solar!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Blog, Community Project, Featured, Press Releases, Stewardship | Comments Off on RSWA Goes Solar!

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...

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All Reservoirs are Full!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Press Releases, Water | Comments Off on All Reservoirs are Full!

All Reservoirs are Full!

Charlottesville, VA— This press release was issued on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 All five of our reservoirs (Ragged Mountain, Sugar Hollow, and South Rivanna, Beaver Creek, and Totier Creek) have reached 100% of their maximum useable capacity for a total of 3.3 billion gallons of water, which is a good spring milestone in terms of drinking water supply. Thanks to an extensive water supply planning effort and a steady round of springtime rains, a plentiful water supply for our community’s drinking water needs has been attained. The 50-year...

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Meet Your Reservoir during National Drinking Water Week

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Water | Comments Off on Meet Your Reservoir during National Drinking Water Week

Meet Your Reservoir during National Drinking Water Week

“To know it is to love it” is this year’s theme for National Drinking Water Week (May 7th-13th). So Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) invites the local community to visit the Ivy Creek Natural Area on Wednesday, May 10th from 11:30-1pm to learn about the people and process behind your glass of drinking water – water’s journey from the reservoir to the tap and back to the Rivanna River. RWSA will have Water Resources Manager, Andrea Terry, and Communications Manager, Teri Kent, on hand to answer questions at an information table. As a...

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Happy Retirement after 43 Years!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Happy Retirement after 43 Years!

Happy Retirement after 43 Years!

I had the pleasure of sitting down with our longest-tenured employee Assistant Water Manager, Randy Jones (shown in the blue shirt), earlier this month before his retirement from the Authority after 43 years. Since 1973 Randy has dedicated his career to providing our community with clean water. Born and raised in Crozet, Virginia, Randy got his start in water rather by accident when his father suggested a job in water would be stable and always be in demand. That sounded good to him, especially with it being of service to the community; and...

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