Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Fri
Spring Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days @ Ivy MUC
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on:

  • Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019

Find out the Household Hazardous Waste ACCEPTED ITEMS here.

May
4
Sat
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days – Furniture/Mattresses @ Ivy MUC
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates from 8:30-4pm:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses May 4, 2019
Appliances May 11, 2019
Tires  May 18, 2019

Amnesty Days are free and available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville and Scottsville only.

Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.

No oversized tires will be accepted.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days. Also, please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation. Contact RSWA (295-3306) regarding tipping fees for the above items.

If these times do not work for your schedule, we will host another round in the Fall 2019.

May
9
Thu
GAC Open House @ South Rivanna Water Treatment Plant
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A year after the first Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter went into operation as part of the drinking water treatment system for the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority would like to celebrate its success.

The road to install GAC contactors at our five largest water treatment plants has been a long one. In 2006, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated regulations related to disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water, making the removal requirements more stringent. DBPs can form when chemicals used to disinfect our drinking water, such as chlorine, react with naturally present, organic compounds in our raw water, such as leaves and algae. In order to comply with the new EPA regulations, RWSA needed to upgrade the way drinking water was treated. After extensive public input in 2012, the GAC system was selected as the preferred method to remove DBPs created during the water treatment process. Construction of the GAC systems began in 2015 and was completed in 2018 for a total cost of $29 million.

Bill Mawyer, Executive Director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority said “We are very pleased to have the new Granular Activated Carbon filtering system as an additional component in our multi-barrier drinking water treatment system.     This leading edge technology helps us to remove many known and emerging contaminants as we produce over nine millions of gallons of high quality drinking water for the Charlottesville/ Albemarle community each day.”

Rivanna actively monitors each GAC system; collecting and analyzing over 550 water samples each month. Two classes of DBPs that Rivanna tests for are haloacetic acids (HAAs) and Trihalomethanes (THMs). Over the last year of monitoring, there has been a significant decrease in DBPs at the five water treatment plants where GAC is installed.

The chart below shows the total reduction in DBPs over the past year at the South Rivanna Water Treatment Plant, and is representative of how effective the GAC system is at removing organic material and the resulting DBPs, from the water. As shown by the chart, when we compare THM levels in February 2018, before we began using the GAC filter, to February 2019 after the GAC filters were placed in operation, the THM level was reduced from 39 to 22 parts per billion (ppb), a 44% reduction. Over the same period, the HAA level were reduced from 35 to 10 ppb, a 71% reduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The benefits of GAC do not stop there, more recently EPA investigations of emerging manmade contaminants called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), indicate GAC filters also remove these contaminants. RWSA has tested raw water from our reservoirs and has not found the presence of any PFAS. However, were this to become an issue for our area, we are equipped to remove emerging contaminants to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water.

We would like to invite the public to see our GAC system in action. We will host an Open House at the South Rivanna Water Treatment Plant (2385 Woodburn Road, Charlottesville VA 22901) on May 9, 2019. Tours will be offered between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

May
11
Sat
Rivanna RiverFest
May 11 all-day
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days – Appliances @ Ivy MUC
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates from 8:30-4pm:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses May 4, 2019
Appliances May 11, 2019
Tires  May 18, 2019

Amnesty Days are free and available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville and Scottsville only.

Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.

No oversized tires will be accepted.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days. Also, please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation. Contact RSWA (295-3306) regarding tipping fees for the above items.

If these times do not work for your schedule, we will host another round in the Fall 2019.

May
16
Thu
REQUEST FOR BID:  MCINTIRE RECYCLING CENTER TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF COMPOSTABLE FOOD WASTES – RFB #354 @ Rivanna Solid Waste Authority
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sealed Bids will be received by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, hereinafter called the OWNER, in the Administration Building at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902 until 4:00 p.m., local prevailing time on May 16, 2019 and then at said office be publicly opened and read aloud for the MCINTIRE RECYCLING CENTER TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF COMPOSTABLE FOOD WASTES project.

Contract Documents may be examined at the following location:  Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

COPIES OF CONTRACT DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 25, 2019.

For the full detailed Advertisement for Bid or questions regarding the project, please contact Mr. Phillip McKalips at (434) 977-2970, x-145 or by email at pmckalips@rivanna.org.

May
18
Sat
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days – Tires @ Ivy MUC
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The next special collection will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturday dates from 8:30-4pm:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses May 4, 2019
Appliances May 11, 2019
Tires  May 18, 2019

Amnesty Days are free and available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville and Scottsville only.

Appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, microwaves.

No oversized tires will be accepted.

Normal tipping fees will be charged to residents for all non-amnesty items brought on these days. Also, please note the Ivy facility will accept all above items during normal operation. Contact RSWA (295-3306) regarding tipping fees for the above items.

If these times do not work for your schedule, we will host another round in the Fall 2019.

May
28
Tue
RSWA – Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors @ Moores Creek Administration Building - Main Conference Room
May 28 @ 2:00 pm

The agenda, which includes links to pertinent documents, will be posted the Friday prior to the Board Meeting.

Click here for more information

RSWA PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE PROPOSED RATES FOR FY 2020, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 @ Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Public Hearing:

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the regular Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors meeting in the Administrative Office main conference room, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the following fees and charges effective July 1, 2019:

Additional information can be obtained on the Rivanna website at www.rivanna.org.  Please call 977-2976, ext. 0 or send e-mail to info@rivanna.org with any questions you may have.

Public Notice

Preliminary Rate Resolution

RWSA – Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors @ Moores Creek Administration Building - Main Conference Room
May 28 @ 2:15 pm

The agenda, which includes links to pertinent documents, will be posted the Friday prior to the Board Meeting.

Click here for more information