Facts & Figures

Rivanna Water and Sewer Facts

We provide clean, safe drinking water to public water and sewer customers in the City and County!

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

FOUNDED:   1972

EMPLOYEES:  93

OUR CUSTOMERS:  Charlottesville Public Utilities & Albemarle County Service Authority

POPULATION SERVED:    ~153,000 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 PROVIDED PER DAY:     9.0 MGD (average in urban water system) in 2018

MAXIMUM DAILY DEMAND IN 2018: 12.36 MGD on 9/05/18

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

WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY: 11.064 MGD in 2018

MAXIMUM WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY:   35.62 MGD on 8/01/18

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

MANHOLES:  713

MILES OF WATER LINES:  68

MILES OF WASTEWATER LINES: 44

RENEWABLE ENERGY PER YEAR:  ~29 million cubic feet of methane in 2018

TONS OF BIOSOLIDS PER YEAR:   12,500 tons converted to usable compost annually in 2018

Facts are current as of April 2019


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:  15

OUR CUSTOMERS:    Charlottesville & Albemarle County residents

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

FACILITIES:  Ivy Material Utilization Center (MUC) & the New Transfer Station at Ivy which opened on September 25, 2018; McIntire Recycling; Paper Sort on Meade Avenue

MATERIALS RECYCLED:     3,689 TONS/per year

# of VEHICLES CROSSING SCALE:    Over 41,000/per year

PAPER & CARDBOARD:      1,529 TONS

COMPOSTABLE FOOD WASTE: 445 TONS

GLASS:   319 TONS

METAL:    361 TONS

PLASTIC:   149 TONS

VEGETATIVE YARD WASTE:   2,725 TONS

TIRES:   92 TONS

Facts are current as of April 2019