Community Projects

Water and wastewater infrastructure is largely invisible.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Well, not for us.

We have round-the-clock operators and engineers who do everything from routine safety checks to engineering multi-year projects that will increase the capacity of our pipes, enhance the safety of our system, provide adequate supply, and pressure so that we can continually provide a high quality of water to our two customers: the City and ACSA and their 120,000 customers!

We manage  six water treatment plants, four wastewater treatment plants, 11 water storage tanks, five reservoirs, 68 miles of water lines, 44 miles of sewer lines, and 704 manholes. Each of these assets need regular maintenance to maintain a high quality of water for our customers.  Rivanna continues to upgrade these assets to further increase the quality, as requested by our customers (City and ACSA), and to meet increasingly stringent regulations.

Over the past ten years, we have made significant safety, environmental and capital improvement projects totaling $265 million dollars which have increased the reliability, redundancy, capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of our entire water infrastructure.


Community Water Supply Plan

In 2002, the Central Virginia Region experienced an historical drought of record. This drought and the water supply needs of the Charlottesville/Albemarle region sparked a decade-long water supply planning process (2002-2012). The process led to the now permitted Community Water Supply Plan. The Community Water Supply Plan is not one document; it is comprised of several documents, agreements, and plans.

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Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewardship is a central part of our work at Rivanna. We recognize that we must serve human needs while protecting the natural environment. Read below for more ways in which we make a positive contribution to our environment.

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Interactive Projects Map