Facts & Figures

Rivanna Water and Sewer Facts

We produce clean, safe drinking water for public water customers in the City and County; and

We treat wastewater, so it can safely return to the Rivanna and James rivers.

FOUNDED:   1972

EMPLOYEES:  96

OUR CUSTOMERS:  Charlottesville Utilities Department & Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA)

POPULATION SERVED:    ~120,000 in the City and the County

RESERVOIRS:   Ragged Mountain, Sugar Hollow, South Fork Rivanna, Totier Creek (Scottsville), Beaver Creek (Crozet)

WATERSHED AREA: Ragged Mountain: 2 sq miles; Sugar Hollow: 18 sq miles; South Fork Rivanna: 259 sq miles; Totier Creek: 29 sq miles; Beaver Creek: 10 sq miles

WATER STORAGE CAPACITY:  15.75 Million Gallons (MG) in Tanks; 3.4 Billion Total Gallons in Reservoirs (2.7 Billion Gallons in Urban Reservoirs)

WATER PRODUCED EACH DAY:     9.12 MGD (average in urban water system)

MAXIMUM DAILY WATER DEMAND: 12.26 MGD on 7/20/21

MOORES CREEK ADVANCED WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT:  80 Acres in the Belmont area

WASTEWATER TREATED EACH DAY: 10.35 MGD

MAXIMUM WASTEWATER TREATED EACH DAY:   35.39 MGD on 11/20/2020

LAB TESTS PER YEAR:  Over 1,900 samples taken to ensure water quality that ACSA/City provides to its customers complies with federal & state guidelines. Continuous water sampling occurs at each of our water treatment plants.

MANHOLES:  717

MILES OF WATER LINES:  68

MILES OF WASTEWATER LINES: 44

TONS OF BIOSOLIDS PER YEAR:   14,000 tons converted to usable compost annually

Facts are current as of September 2021


Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Facts

We provide recycling and solid waste services to City and County residents.

FOUNDED:  1990

LANDFILL CLOSED:  2001 (official closing 2003)

ENCORE SHOP:  Open since 1998

EMPLOYEES:  21

POPULATION SERVED:    ~153,000 in the City and the County

FACILITIES:  Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC) & the Refuse Transfer Station at Ivy, McIntire Recycling Center, Paper Sort on Meade Avenue

MATERIALS RECYCLED:     7,706 TONS/per year

# of VEHICLES CROSSING SCALE:    61,951

PAPER & CARDBOARD:      1,560 TONS

COMPOSTABLE FOOD WASTE:     302 TONS

GLASS:      497 TONS

METAL:    399 TONS

PLASTIC:   132 TONS

VEGETATIVE YARD WASTE:   4,585 TONS

TIRES:   212 TONS

Facts are current as of September 2021