Facts & Figures

Rivanna Water and Sewer Facts

We provide clean, safe drinking water to public water and sewer customers in the City and County!

We treat wastewater so it can safely return to the Rivanna and James rivers.

FOUNDED:   1972

EMPLOYEES:  92

OUR CUSTOMERS:  Charlottesville Public Utilities & Albemarle County Service Authority

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

RESERVOIRS:   Ragged Mountain, Sugar Hollow, South Fork Rivanna, Totier Creek (Scottsville), Beaver Creek (Crozet)

WATERSHED AREA:

Ragged Mountain: 2 sq miles; Sugar Hollow: 18 sq miles; South Fork Rivanna: 259 sq miles; Totier Creek: 29 sq miles; Beaver Creek: 10 sq miles

WATER STORAGE CAPACITY:  15.75 Million Gallons (MG) in Tanks; 3.4 Billion Total Gallons in Reservoirs (2.7 Billion Gallons in Urban Reservoirs)

WATER PROVIDED PER DAY:     9.3 MGD (average in urban water system) in 2017

MAXIMUM DAILY DEMAND in 2016: 13.8 MGD on 7/21/17

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

WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY: 8.6 MGD in 2017

MAXIMUM WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY:   31 MGD on 2/11/18

LAB TESTS PER YEAR:  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:  713

MILES OF WATER LINES:  68

MILES OF WASTEWATER LINES: 44

RENEWABLE ENERGY PER YEAR:  ~29 million cubic feet of methane in 2017

TONS OF BIOSOLIDS PER YEAR:   12,500 tons converted to usable compost annually in 2017

Facts are current as of May 2018


Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Facts

We provide recycling and solid waste services to City and County residents.

FOUNDED:  1990

LANDFILL CLOSED:  2001 (official closing 2003)

ENCORE SHOP:  Open since 1998

EMPLOYEES:  13

OUR CUSTOMERS:    Charlottesville & Albemarle County residents

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

FACILITIES:  Ivy Material Utilization Center (MUC) & the New Transfer Station at Ivy which opened on September 25, 2018; McIntire Recycling; Paper Sort on Meade Avenue

MATERIALS RECYCLED:     3,514 TONS/per year

# of VEHICLES CROSSING SCALE:    Over 34,000/per year

PAPER (office and mixed):      340 TONS

NEWSPAPER and MAGAZINES:  510 TONS

CARDBOARD: 460 TONS

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

GLASS:   190 TONS

METAL CANS:    30 TONS

WHITE GOODS: 110 TONS

PLASTIC:   80 TONS

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

TIRES:   170 TONS

Facts are current as of May 2018