Septage Receiving Program

Septage Receiving at Moores Creek

Septage Receiving at 695 Moores Creek Lane

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority accepts septage* from haulers, private citizens (RVs, Motorhomes, Campers, Charter Buses), porta potties, and food trucks (approved mobile kitchens) at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility (MCAWRRF) located in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Regular hours are Monday through Friday 7am-5:30pm (regular fees will apply for disposal between 6:00am and 7:00am). After hours, weekend, and holidays please call (434) 906-0760 and ask the operator on duty to open the gate. Receiving at these times are subject to a surcharge, as per the chart below.


Regular hours rates are .072 cents/gallon for Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville; .099 cents/gallon for non-Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville. There is no minimum charge. Deliveries made after hours, weekends, and RWSA holidays are subject to a higher rate as shown on the chart below:

Domestic Wastewater Disposal Rates Per 1,000 Gallons Regular Hours*

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

After Hours,

Weekends, &

RWSA Holidays

Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville $72.00 $99.00
Beyond Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville $99.00 $138.00
Approved Mobile Kitchens $0.00 $0.00
RVs/Motorhomes /Campers/Charter Buses $0.00 $0.00
Mobile kitchens, RVs, motorhomes, campers, charter buses not subject to fee due to small quantity

Fees are set by the Board of Directors and are subject to periodic revision


Our main location is on the south side of the Moores Creek facility. The north side location is not in service, but may be used as a backup option.

Septage haulers of domestic wastewater, sludge or prior-approved business wastewater from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and surrounding counties who wish to dispose at our Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility must fill out an application for approval and pay a $35 application fee. This application must be approved prior to delivery. Wastewater other than domestic will be considered and priced on a case-by-case basis.

No fats, oils, or grease (F.O.G.) will be accepted.

Approved haulers will be issued a RWSA PIN# and Master Access Key. Waste is loaded by gravity only (no pumping). The hauler is responsible for clean-up of any spills or leakage and for returning the discharge hose to its proper place.

For a full list of disposal rates, procedures, and guidelines click here.

To fill out an application or for questions, please contact Miranda Baird at (434) 977-2970 ext 137.


*Septage is defined as domestic or commercial septic system waste, sewage sludge, or sewage from portable/chemical toilets (porta-potties).