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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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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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RWSA, Partners Announce Improvements to Water Treatment Process

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Public Notices, Water, Water Industry Leaders

RWSA, Partners Announce Improvements to Water Treatment Process

with Approval from Virginia Department of Health, RWSA to Upgrade Corrosion Control to Improve Protection of Water Pipes and Plumbing Fixtures   Beginning in December, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), in partnership with the Albemarle County Service Authority and the Charlottesville Utilities Department, will improve the area’s already high-quality public drinking water treatment process. For more than 30 years, RWSA has been using a corrosion inhibitor product as part of its drinking water treatment process.  In December, RWSA will upgrade its corrosion inhibitor as a...

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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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Great Pumpkin Smash

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Compost, Featured, Newsroom, Press Releases, Recycling, Stewardship

Great Pumpkin Smash

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin! Participants will be able to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container. Information regarding the RSWA, City, and County composting and recycling programs will be available. Pumpkin composting is free of charge and open to City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents. Where: McIntire Recycling Center, 611 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 When: November 2, 2019 from 8:30am to 6:30pm How to Compost Pumpkins should be free of inorganic material, such as candles, wax, artificial lighting,...

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