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:    ~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 PROVIDED PER DAY:     9.25 9.0 MGD (average in urban water system) in 2019

MAXIMUM DAILY DEMAND IN 2019: 12.26 MGD on 9/23/19

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

WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY: 10.24 MGD in 2019

MAXIMUM WASTEWATER TREATED PER DAY:   23.70 MGD on 3/22/2019

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:  717

MILES OF WATER LINES:  68

MILES OF WASTEWATER LINES: 44

RENEWABLE ENERGY PER YEAR:  ~29 million cubic feet of methane in 2018 Cogen didn’t run in 2019 and no meter on the methane supply to boilers

TONS OF BIOSOLIDS PER YEAR:   14,000 tons converted to usable compost annually in 2019

Facts are current as of April 2020


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:     7,141 TONS/per year

# of VEHICLES CROSSING SCALE:    53,031

PAPER & CARDBOARD:      1,640 TONS

COMPOSTABLE FOOD WASTE: 557 TONS

GLASS:   441 TONS

METAL:    390 TONS

PLASTIC:   106 TONS

VEGETATIVE YARD WASTE:   3,735 TONS

TIRES:   212 TONS

Facts are current as of April 2020