Posts by kmcilwee

Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship, Water, Water Resource Recovery

Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

Starting the week of September 23, 2019, the McIntire Recycling Center will be the new home for the collection of oyster shells in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.  This collection point, which is open to the public as well, will collect oysters from restaurants and homes to be recycled back into oyster habitat in the Chesapeake by the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling and Restoration Program (VOSRP). The VOSRP is a collaborative, community-based, restoration program of the VCU Rice Rivers Center (RRC). The VOSRP began in 2013 to collect waste oyster shell from businesses and the general...

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Imagine a Day Without Water

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Stewardship, Water

Imagine a Day Without Water

This year for our Imagine a Day without Water (IADWW) Art Contest we are holding a kickoff event on August 28th from 3-5pm at the Shops at Stonefield. There will be information on our public water utilities and water sources, free giveaways to help you save water, and music entertainment provided by 106.1 the Corner! We are also excited to announce that the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority are holding the 5th annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest. The goal of this contest is to educate Charlottesville and Albemarle...

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Enhanced Security at Administrative Facility

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Newsroom, Public Notices

Enhanced Security at Administrative Facility

Rivanna Authorities takes the safety of its employees and visitors seriously. As an upgrade to our current security measures, we have hired an off-duty, uniformed Albemarle County Police Officer to be present in the lobby of the Administrative building during our monthly Board meetings. The officer will remain in the first floor lobby for the duration of the meetings. Public check-in and check-out procedures will now take place in the first floor lobby, as well.

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Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water

Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

A year after the first Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter went into operation as part of the drinking water treatment system for the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority would like to celebrate its success. The road to install GAC contactors at our five largest water treatment plants has been a long one. In 2006, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated regulations related to disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water, making the removal requirements more stringent. DBPs can form when chemicals used to disinfect our drinking water, such...

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Expanded Recycling at the Ivy MUC

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Recycling, Stewardship

Expanded Recycling at the Ivy MUC

Effective immediately, the Ivy Material Utilization Center will begin offering expanded recycling services at the current citizens convenience center. These services are free to the residents of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. The Ivy MUC is located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville VA, 22903. The interim facility will accept: Corrugated Carboard Newsprint and Magazines Motor Oil Antifreeze Compostable Food Waste Glass Food & Beverage Containers* Mixed Brown Paper* Mixed Metals – aluminum beverage cans and steel cans* *expanded offering At the February meeting of...

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