Industry Leaders

2015 ACEC Honor Award

2015 ACEC Honor Award

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is a respected environmental and industry leader in the region. We strive to be one of the best wholesale utilities in the U.S. We have gained state and regional recognition for the Ragged Mountain Dam, Rehabilitation Projects, Safety, and Financial Reporting.

RWSA uses advanced technology and processes and we set high standards of performance for our practices and throughout our industry.

Recognition and Awards

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, since 2008

Community Partnerships

RivannaConservationAllianceWe are proud to partner with the Rivanna Conservation Alliance, a local nonprofit watershed organization created to provide the community with a set of tools and programs specifically designed to help clean and protect the Rivanna River and its tributaries. Their mission is fueled by community involvement, conservation, education, recreation, restoration, water-quality monitoring and reporting. Want to know more?  Join us for Rivanna Conservation Alliance’s board update every February.
rsep_logoWe are proud to partner with Rivanna Stormwater Education Partnership which is a collaborative effort among the local entities that decrease stormwater pollution by promoting education, outreach and public participation in stormwater management. This organization also fields inquires and phone calls from citizens reporting pollution near or in waterways.

 

 

UVA rowingWe are proud to partner with the UVA Championship Rowing team. For over 16 years, we have worked closely with the team to allow the necessary access to the South Fork Reservoir and continually coordinate on ways to minimize impacts from the use of their gas-powered motor boats. “The UVA women’s and men’s rowing team plus the Rivanna Rowing Club appreciate RWSA’s willingness to allow this permit. [It] is an essential component to achieving success.” –Kevin Sauer, Head Coach 

 

Memberships

American Water Works Association
Water Research Foundation
Water Environment Federation
Water Environment Research Foundation
Solid Waste Association of North America
Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies
Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Association
Greater Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce

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Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

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Rivanna Authorities Welcomes Bill Mawyer!

November 2, 2016 marked the first day of William I. Mawyer Jr.’s tenure here at Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority as the Executive Director!  We are very excited for him to join us and look forward to his leadership. Below is the official press release that went out last week after the RSWA and RWSA board officially appointed Bill. Press Release sent 10/25/2016: Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of William I. (Bill)...

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Congrats to our Finance Department!

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Congrats to our Finance Department!

Congratulations once again to our accounting staff and Director of Finance Administration, Lonnie Wood, for earning the Government Finance Officers Association (GFAO) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015! In the spirit of transparency and full disclosure, Rivanna goes above and beyond minimum requirement of generally accepted accounting principles which is why we’ve won this award every year since 1988.

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Have You Thanked a Water Professional Today?

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Have You Thanked a Water Professional Today?

Today, Thursday, June 30th is Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day! This year the Virginia Assembly voted on this resolution which was conceived by the Prince William County Service Authority and supported at the regional and state level by numerous industry associations. It’s a day to honor, recognize, and thank the thousands of men and women who provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to citizens across the Commonwealth 24/7. Rivanna is pleased that our Board of Directors passed the resolution below in support...

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Taking a “Deeper” Look at our Reservoirs (pun intended)

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Taking a “Deeper” Look at our Reservoirs (pun intended)

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority is among the leading water utilities when it comes to managing algae and the harmful toxins they sometimes produce. We  use an adaptive management approach which takes into consideration the unique “personalities” of each of our water supply reservoirs. We obtain water quality data on a regular basis so we can respond in real time and stay ahead of the harmful algae blooms (or HABs) with treatment before they get carried away in the reservoirs and cause problems at the water treatment facilities....

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Rivanna accepts ACECVA Engineering Honor Award tonight!

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Rivanna accepts ACECVA Engineering Honor Award tonight!

Michelle Simpson, Senior Civil Engineer, and Tom Frederick, Executive Director, are headed down to Richmond for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia Award Gala at the Jefferson Hotel. With the help of our engineers, Greeley and Hansen replaced a 60-year-old sewer interceptor. The Meadow Creek Interceptor, originally installed in the 1950’s, had significantly deteriorated over time causing occasional sewage contamination of Meadow Creek. The project faced an array of challenges and obstacles, including excavation and...

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Ragged Mountain Dam Wins Award

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Ragged Mountain Dam Wins Award

The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority and Schnabel Engineering were recognized as Honor Award Winners for engineering excellence at an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia Gala in Richmond on Thursday evening. The award was presented for the new Ragged Mountain Dam project. Among the design features recognized in the presentation of the award was its inlet/outlet tower and auxiliary spillway, its seepage reduction control features, its real time monitoring and rapid response to safety or security concerns, and its...

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