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Imagine a Day without Water Art Poster Contest Winners Announced

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in 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...

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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...

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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, 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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Strategic Planning Input Session

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Community Project, Newsroom, 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 Community Project, Newsroom, Press Releases | 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 Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship | Comments Off on 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 Newsroom, 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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