Rivanna At A Glance

Rivanna Water and Sewer Facts

We provide clean, safe drinking water to the City and County’s 110,000 residents! We also treat the wastewater so that it can safety return to the Rivanna River. (updated every February)

FOUNDED:   1972

EMPLOYEES:  84

OUR CUSTOMERS:  Charlottesville Public Works & Albemarle County Service Authority

POPULATION SERVED:    ~110,000 in the City and the County

RESERVOIRS:   New Ragged Mountain, Sugar Hollow, South Fork Rivanna, Totier Creek, Beaver Creek

WATERSHED AREA:  New Ragged Mountain: 1.8 sq miles; Sugar Hollow: 17.5 sq miles; South Fork Rivanna: 259.1 sq miles

WATER STORAGE CAPACITY:   10.2 Million Gallons (MG) in Tanks; 3.3 Billion Gallons in Reservoirs

WATER PROVIDED PER DAY:     9.4 MGD (average in urban water system)

MAXIMUM DAILY DEMAND in 2016: 13.4 on 9/15/16

MOORES CREEK ADVANCED WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT:  80 Acres in the Belmont area

WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY:  9.2 MGD

MAXIMUM WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY in 2016:   22.2 MGD

LAB TESTS:  Over 1,900 samples taken to ensure water quality that ACSA/City provides to its customers and complies with federal & state guidelines. Also continuous water sampling occurs at each of our water treatment plants.

MANHOLES:  704

MILES OF WATER LINES:  67 MILES

RENEWABLE ENERGY:  ~33 million cubic feet of methane annually

TONS OF BIOSOLIDS:   12,500 tons converted to useable compost annually


 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

New Ragged Mountain Dam

New Rivanna Pump Station

Odor Control Project

Drinking Water Upgrades (Granular Activated Carbon)


ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVES

Renewable Energy

Tree Planting

Franklins Street Wetlands Project

Watershed Protection

Groundwater Remediation


AWARDS

Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the Meadowcreek Interceptor, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), 2016

Best Major Construction Award, Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association, 2015

Ragged Mountain Dam Honor Award for Engineering Excellence, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia, 2015

APWA Award for Ragged Mountain Dam, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association, 2015

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Government Finance Officers Association, 2010-2014

2000 National Rehabilitation Project of the Year for exemplifying leadership and high professional standars for the rehabilation of the Sugar Hollow Dam, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 2000

Ten-year Membership Recognition, Water Environmental Research Foundation 2002-2012

Certificate of Achievement, Exemplary Environmental Enterprise E3 program, Virginia Environmental Excellence Program, 2008

George W. Burke, Jr Facility Safety Award, in recognition of safety excellence, Water Pollution Control Federation, 1985


Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Facts (FY 2016)

We provide recycling and solid waste services to City and County residents. This fact sheet will be updated yearly.

FOUNDED:  1990

LANDFILL CLOSED:  2001 (official closing 2003)

ENCORE SHOP:  Open since 1998

EMPLOYEES:  9

OUR CUSTOMERS:    Charlottesville & Albemarle County residents*

POPULATION SERVED:    ~110,000 in the City and the County

FACILITIES:  Ivy Material Utilization Center (MUC); McIntire Recycling; Paper Sort on Meade Avenue

MATERIALS RECYCLED:     3,514 TONS/per year

# of VEHICLES CROSSING SCALE:    34,596/year

PAPER (office and mixed):      339 TONS

NEWSPAPER and MAGAZINES:  512 TONS

CARDBOARD: 459 TONS

COMPOSTABLE FOOD WASTE: 8 TONS (Pilot Program at McIntire started Jan 2016)

GLASS:   191 TONS

METAL CANS:    32 TONS

WHITE GOODS: 107 TONS

PLASTIC:   82 TONS

VEGETATIVE YARD WASTE:   1,560 TONS sold as mulch and firewood

TIRES:   169 TONS

Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP) E3 CERTIFICATION:   McIntire and Ivy MUC 2008-2015

VEEP Sustainability Partners 2016

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