Education Center

Welcome to the Rivanna Education Center

The staff at Rivanna is dedicated to improving environmental awareness through education and community outreach. By working closely with our counterparts at the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, our goal is to provide, not only high-quality services to the community, but also be a valuable resource for education.

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Education Center Blog

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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 | Comments Off on Imagine a Day Without Water – Fan Favorite Voting

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...

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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 | Comments Off on Oyster Shell Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center

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...

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Imagine a Day Without Water

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Education Center, Featured, Newsroom, Public Notices, Stewardship, Water | Comments Off on Imagine a Day Without 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...

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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 | Comments Off on Celebrating Year One of Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

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...

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