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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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Drinking Water is Safe

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Community Project, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water

Drinking Water is Safe

UPDATE: 3-19-2020 Major water associations: Tap water is safe during COVID-19 outbreak National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies issue joint statement.   WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 18, 2020 — As the global COVID-19 crisis continues to develop and reports of bottled water shortages make headlines, the National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies issued the following joint statement: According to the U.S. Environmental...

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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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Crozet Raw Water Line Break

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water

Crozet Raw Water Line Break

UPDATE from 12-18-19 @ 3:50pm  –  The water line has been repaired and is back in full operation.  At approximately 8pm on Tuesday, December 17th, there was break in the raw water line that transmits water from the Beaver Creek Reservoir to the Crozet Water Treatment Plant. Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority crews, along with crews from the Albemarle County Service Authority, were dispatched to the site and have begun the process of repairing the water line. The break occurred between the intersection of Browns Gap Turnpike and Old Three Notch’d Road and Route 240. Please avoid this...

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2019-2020 “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” Information

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Recycling

2019-2020 “Christmas Tree Recycling Program” Information

The Christmas Tree recycling program is run by the Albemarle County Parks and Rec Department. This is a program that recycles discarded Christmas Trees that are chipped into mulch and offered to the public for free. The County Parks’ program has been in operation since 1988 and has collected an average of 2300 trees annually that yield over 110 cubic yards of chips. Combining forces with the City of Charlottesville’s Curbside Pick-Up, the joint programs collected 4100 trees yielding 200 cubic yards of chips in 2018. Please note this is reducing the impact on our landfill and helping citizens...

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