Upcoming Events

Sep
24
Tue
Special Meeting of the RSWA Board of Directors @ Moores Creek Administration Building - Main Conference Room
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 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

RWSA – Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors @ Moores Creek Administration Building - Main Conference Room
Sep 24 @ 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

Sep
26
Thu
Fall Commercial Hazardous Waste Collection @ Ivy MUC
Sep 26 all-day

The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held on:

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019*

Qualifying businesses* must pre-register with MXI Environmental by September 16th to obtain an appointment. To register, call or email: Scott Shaw at scotts@mxiinc.com or 540-81-4261.

There is a fee associated with disposal.

*This event is only open to qualifying Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville Businesses and commercial establishments. Qualifications are defined by federal law to include businesses that (1) generate no more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) hazardous waste in a month, (2) generate no more than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) acutely hazardous waste in a month, and (3) store not more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) hazardous waste.

Contractor’s Breakfast and Informational Meeting – Observatory & S. Rivanna WTP Rehab and Expansion Project @ Doubletree by Hilton Charlottesville
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:30 A.M.

LOCATION: Doubletree by Hilton Charlottesville
990 Hilton Heights Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

RSVPclarson@sehinc.com | 651.765.2961
(Limit 2 people per Contractor)


The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) will be soliciting bids for a rehabilitation and expansion project at the South Rivanna Water Treatment Plant (SRWTP) and the Observatory Water Treatment Plant (OBWTP), which are both conventional surface water treatment facilities. RWSA is inviting firms to participate in an informational breakfast as a means to introduce the project. The breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10:00 A.M. on September 26th at the Doubletree by Hilton Charlottesville. After the breakfast there will be an opportunity to visit the sites.

The estimated construction cost is approximately $30 – $35 million.

During the breakfast, RWSA’s engineer, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®), will present an overview of the project. No drawings or contract documents will be made available at the event.

South Rivanna WTP Highlights
The South Rivanna WTP is a 12 MGD conventional surface water treatment facility. Originally constructed in the 1960s, the facility has undergone several expansion and rehabilitation projects over the years. Most recently, 8 MGD of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) adsorption vessels were put online in 2018. Major work at the South Rivanna WTP for this project includes:

  • Expanding the existing Filter Building to add two new concrete gravity filters
  • Constructing a new Water Department Administration Building
  • Constructing a new Chemical Building for fluoride and aluminum sulfate, and
  • Constructing a masonry/brick enclosure over the existing liquid lime storage area.

Observatory WTP Highlights
The Observatory WTP is also a conventional surface water treatment facility with a current rated capacity of 5.4 MGD. The Observatory WTP was constructed in the late 1940s to early 1950s and, similar to South Rivanna, has undergone several rehabilitation projects. In 2018, 2 MGD of GAC adsorption vessels were added to the treatment process. Major work at the Observatory WTP for this project includes:

  • Expanding the existing capacity to 10 MGD through the use of modern treatment technologies
  • Constructing a new Chemical Building for fluoride, corrosion inhibitor, liquid lime, alum, and powdered activated carbon
  • Constructing an addition to the Filter Building for vertical turbine can pumps for backwashing filters
  • Constructing an addition to the existing GAC Facility to add 4 MGD of capacity
  • Demolishing and reconstructing five concrete gravity filters
  • Installing plate settlers and hoseless sludge collectors in two sedimentation basins, and
  • Demolishing two existing sedimentation basins.

Work common to both facilities includes new process piping and valves, process pumps, chemical feed systems, underground utility work, architectural upgrades, building and process equipment painting, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, roofing and site work.

This event is an opportunity for contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and material suppliers to interact and become acquainted with one another and the upcoming project. Attendance at this event is not mandatory for bidding this project. A pre-bid meeting will be scheduled later in 2019. Firms attending the breakfast will still be required to meet the minimum contractor qualifications.

CONTACT
Chris Larson
clarson@sehinc.com
651.765.2961

Sep
27
Fri
Fall Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days @ Ivy MUC
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm

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

  • Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019

Find out the Household Hazardous Waste ACCEPTED ITEMS here.

Oct
5
Sat
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days – Furniture/Mattresses @ Ivy MUC
Oct 5 @ 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 October 5, 2019
Appliances October 12, 2019
Tires October 19, 2019

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

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 Spring of 2020.

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.

Oct
12
Sat
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days – Appliances @ Ivy MUC
Oct 12 @ 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 October 5, 2019
Appliances October 12, 2019
Tires October 19, 2019

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

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 Spring of 2020.

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.

Oct
19
Sat
Bulky Waste Amnesty Days – Tires @ Ivy MUC
Oct 19 @ 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 October 5, 2019
Appliances October 12, 2019
Tires October 19, 2019

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

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 Spring of 2020.

Directions to the Ivy MUC can be found here.

Oct
22
Tue
RWSA – Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors @ Moores Creek Administration Building - Main Conference Room
Oct 22 @ 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

Nov
19
Tue
RSWA – Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors @ Moores Creek Administration Building - Main Conference Room
Nov 19 @ 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