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National Drinking Water Week: May 3-9, 2020

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

National Drinking Water Week: May 3-9, 2020

For more than 40 years the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and its members have used Drinking Water Week as a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.   This year’s recognition will be May 3-9, 2020, and this year’s theme for Drinking Water Week is #ThereWhenYouNeedIt   The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, along with Charlottesville Utilities and the Albemarle County Service Authority, want our community to know that your water will always be #ThereWhenYouNeedIt....

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Used Cooking Oil Collection at McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Used Cooking Oil Collection at McIntire Recycling Center

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is pleased to announce it is expanding services at the McIntire Recycling Center (MRC). Through a partnership with Five Star Septic Inc., RSWA is offering a Used Cooking Oil (UCO) collection program. Visitors may now dispose of used, liquid cooking oil and grease at the MRC. Five Star Septic has provided a 300-gallon sealed container, located next to the MRC entrance, where customers can dispose of UCO and grease. Containers that customers use to bring UCO to MRC should be taken home for reuse or disposal. Five Star Septic will collect the container for...

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Pizza Box Composting at the McIntire Recycling Center

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Compost, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

Pizza Box Composting at the McIntire Recycling Center

What should you do with that old pizza box? It looks like good cardboard for recycling and it’s only a little (or a lot) greasy from the pizza or wings… The McIntire Recycling Center is now able to accept used pizza boxes for composting.  All you have to do is remove any containers of seasoning or sauces, and any plastic windows or pizza savers (that little plastic triangular legged device that keeps your pizza from getting smashed on the boxes lid; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_saver). Then fold the box up and place it into the compostable food waste container next to the cardboard...

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This Holiday Season, Shop Recyclable!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Recycling, Stewardship

This Holiday Season, Shop Recyclable!

NBC News Story: https://www.nbc29.com/2019/12/10/rswa-offering-recycling-tips-holiday-related-items/          

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Internal Issues of Mold/Mildew in Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Water

Internal Issues of Mold/Mildew in Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads

Shared from the Albemarle County Service Authority Website Click here to learn more about the Internal Issues of Mold/Mildew in Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads.       What is the black slimy stuff in my toilets/faucets/shower head? Welcome to the fascinating, but often annoying, world of micro-organisms! If you are experiencing dark gray/black “stains” or slimy residues in a toilet, at a sink faucet, or even on a shower head, the good news is you don’t have a water quality problem, and the water is not harmful. However, we realize this is certainly an aesthetic issue, so we...

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Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Water

Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

Fan Favorite Voting for the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority held an art contest open to all Charlottesville City and Albemarle County students in Grades K – 12. Students were asked to show how they ONLY USE WHAT THEY NEED as part of a national campaign to bring attention to the value of water. We need YOU to help us select a FAN FAVORITE art poster by voting for your favorite at this link! The art poster with the most votes wins! Don’t forget to tell your friends...

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