Water

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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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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Rivanna RiverFest

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Stewardship, Water, Water Industry Leaders

Rivanna RiverFest

Join us for the first annual spring RIVANNA RIVERFEST! On Saturday May 11th, 2019, we invite everyone to join us and enjoy the Rivanna River and check out Rivanna RiverFest! This family-friendly event will connect everyone to the Rivanna River and Charlottesville environment. We will have water sports, a run through the park, art activities, music, monitoring demonstrations, and more! Confirmed Events Include: Check back soon for the full list of events, final schedule, and event registrations. 10:00 am Fix a Leak Family 5K: Run park to park from Riverview to Darden and stop that running...

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2018 Imagine a Day without Water

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Community Project, Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Stewardship, Water

2018 Imagine a Day without Water

  Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, pools would be closed, and farmers couldn’t water their crops.   2018 Theme: How do you save water? Water is essential for life. You need water for everything from brushing your teeth, growing the food you eat, and making the things you use everyday. Why is water important to you and how do you save water? 2018 Imagine a Day without Water Important Dates: Artwork will be accepted: September 10th...

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5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Water

5-31-2018 Flood Event Status

Update: 6-4-2018 Albemarle County Service Authority lifted the “boil water”  notice on Saturday June 2nd. Repairs to the RWSA linke break continue. Update: 6-1-2018 All dams remain safe. Water has been restored to all ACSA customers. The process to refill Piney Mountain Tank continues; it is currently at about 17.5 feet. The water line break near Dickerson and Airport Roads has been repaired. A second water line break has been located between the North Rivanna Water Treatment Plant and Route 29. RWSA Staff is working to develop and implement the repair plan. The “boil...

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