Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Mon
Public Participation for Permit Modification to the Ivy Material Utilization Center – Transfer Station DEQ Permit by Rule 132 @ Rivanna Solid Waste Authority
Oct 18 – Nov 15 all-day

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR PERMIT MODIFICATION TO THE IVY MATERIAL UTILIZATION CENTER – TRANSFER STATION DEQ PERMIT BY RULE 132

In accordance with Virginia Solid Waste Management regulations 9 VAC 20-81-410.A.3. and 9 VAC 20-81-450.B.4., citizens may comment on a permit modification to the Ivy Material Utilization Center –  Solid Waste Transfer Station (DEQ PBR 132) owned and operated by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

COMMENT PERIOD: October 18, 2021 through November 15, 2021.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT: Ivy Material Utilization Center – Solid Waste Transfer Station – PBR 132, 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The facility is owned and operated by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The purpose of this notice is to allow the public to comment on a proposed permit modification to the Solid Waste Transfer Station, which operates under a permit-by- rule (PBR 132) issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on September 14, 2018.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The Solid Waste Transfer Station accepts commercial waste, construction waste, demolition waste, and household waste. The Permittee is requesting approval from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to increase the daily throughput of the facility from 300 tons per day to 450 tons per day.  In addition, the hours of operation are being modified from Monday through Friday 7:30 to 4:00 and Saturday 8:30 to 4:00, to Monday through Saturday 7:30 to 4:00. No changes in the facility design or waste types are anticipated.

TO REVIEW THE PERMIT APPLICATION: A copy of the permit-by-rule application document is available for review at the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority offices, located at 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or on the Rivanna Website (click here to review the application).

HOW TO COMMENT: Written comments may be submitted at any time during the comment period to Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, located at 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Comments must include the name and address of the person commenting as well as a brief statement regarding the interest of the person commenting and how the permit modification may affect the citizen. Oral and written comments will be received at a public meeting to be held at 6:00 pm on November 2, 2021 at the Ivy Material Utilization Center at 4576 Dick Woods Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Signs will direct interested persons to the venue.  Appropriate COVID-19 safety measures will include social distancing and wearing of face masks that cover nose and mouth at all times.

Oct
26
Tue
RWSA Public Meeting Notice @ Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
Oct 26 @ 2:15 pm

PUBLIC NOTICE

RIVANNA WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY

PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE

PROPOSED WASTEWATER RATES FOR FY 2021 – 2022, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021

 

Public Hearing:

Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 2:15 p.m. during the regular Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors meeting.  The public hearing is to consider the following wholesale wastewater rates and charges to the City of Charlottesville and the Albemarle County Service Authority.  Adopted rates may or may not be what are advertised.

The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (Rivanna) was created by the City of Charlottesville (City) and the County of Albemarle to provide wastewater treatment.  The above fees represent Rivanna’s fees and charges to the City and the Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA) for these services, and are not the same as the City and ACSA charges to individual residents and businesses.  Debt Service covers capital related project costs and are different for the City and ACSA reflecting terms of contractual agreements.

The City and the ACSA collect wastewater from individual residents and businesses and charge retail rates that combine charges from the above schedule to reflect their service costs, including Rivanna’s costs.

Information about the proposed budget may be obtained on the Rivanna website at rivanna.org.   Please call 977-2970 ext. 0 or send e-mail to info@rivanna.org with any questions you may have.


For information about joining the public meeting, please visit: https://www.rivanna.org/virtual-board-meeting/ 

 

RWSA Regular Board Meeting @ Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority
Oct 26 @ 2:15 pm
Oct
29
Fri
Employee Appreciation Day Closings @ Rivanna Authorities
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am

The Ivy MUC and McIntire Recycling center will close at 11:30 am on Friday, October 29th for Employee Appreciation Day. Normal hours at both facilities will resume on Saturday, October 30th.

The Administration Building at Moores Creek will close at 12pm on Friday, October 29th. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 1st.

Nov
2
Tue
REQUEST FOR BID No. 384 – SOUTH RIVANNA HYDROPOWER PLANT DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT @ Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority
Nov 2 @ 1:01 pm

Sealed Bids will be received by the Rivanna Water and Sewer 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 November 2, 2021 and then at said office be publicly opened and read aloud (virtually at the sole discretion of RWSA) for the following:

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION:  Includes all work needed to decommission the hydropower plant in accordance with the Contract Documents to include the following major components:  demolition of select electrical, mechanical and other hydropower related components; replacement of a 72” intake (slide) gate; rehabilitation of plant work spaces; and modifications to the hydropower conduit and powerhouse.  The foregoing description shall not be construed as a complete description of all work required.

Digital image copies of the Bidding Documents will be made available to prospective bidders via an online Office 365 Sharepoint site.  Information contained within the Bidding Documents has been identified as Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) and as a result a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) will need to be executed to gain access.  Following execution of the NDA, a specific link to the site where the documents may be downloaded will be provided to the bidder upon request.  For assistance and to request access to the bidding documents, contact Heather Newton at hnewton@gomezsullivan.com.

An optional virtual pre-bid conference will be held on October 5, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. to review the scope of work and clarify any aspect of the work that may be in question.  Attendance at the virtual pre-bid conference is not mandatory.  To obtain a link to the virtual pre-bid conference, contact Ms. Heather Newton, P.E. at hnewton@gomezsullivan.com.

A more detailed Notice to Bidders can be viewed here.

Public Meeting: Permit Modification to the Ivy Material Utilization Center – Transfer Station DEQ Permit by Rule 132 @ Ivy Material Utilization Center
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm

In accordance with Virginia Solid Waste Management regulations 9 VAC 20-81-410.A.3. and 9 VAC 20-81-450.B.4., citizens may comment on a permit modification to the Ivy Material Utilization Center –  Solid Waste Transfer Station (DEQ PBR 132) owned and operated by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

COMMENT PERIOD: October 18, 2021 through November 15, 2021.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT: Ivy Material Utilization Center – Solid Waste Transfer Station – PBR 132, 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The facility is owned and operated by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

 PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The purpose of this notice is to allow the public to comment on a proposed permit modification to the Solid Waste Transfer Station, which operates under a permit-by- rule (PBR 132) issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on September 14, 2018.

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The Solid Waste Transfer Station accepts commercial waste, construction waste, demolition waste, and household waste. The Permittee is requesting approval from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to increase the daily throughput of the facility from 300 tons per day to 450 tons per day.  In addition, the hours of operation are being modified from Monday through Friday 7:30 to 4:00 and Saturday 8:30 to 4:00, to Monday through Saturday 7:30 to 4:00. No changes in the facility design or waste types are anticipated.

TO REVIEW THE PERMIT APPLICATION: A copy of the permit-by-rule application document is available for review at the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority offices, located at 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or on the Rivanna Website (click here to review the application).

HOW TO COMMENT: Written comments may be submitted at any time during the comment period to Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, located at 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Comments must include the name and address of the person commenting as well as a brief statement regarding the interest of the person commenting and how the permit modification may affect the citizen. Oral and written comments will be received at a public meeting to be held at 6:00 pm on November 2, 2021 at the Ivy Material Utilization Center at 4576 Dick Woods Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Signs will direct interested persons to the venue.  Appropriate COVID-19 safety measures will include social distancing and wearing of face masks that cover nose and mouth at all times.

Nov
4
Thu
REQUEST FOR BID No. 385 – 2028 VEGETATIVE WASTE GRINDING @ Rivanna Solid Waste Authority
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

Sealed Bids will be received by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, hereinafter called the OWNER, in the Administration Building Conference Room 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 November 8, 2021 and then at said office be publicly opened and read aloud for the following:

Grinding of Vegetative Waste Material at the Ivy Material Utilization Center (IMUC) located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.  The IMUC receives vegetative waste materials throughout the year.  Periodically, the Authority contracts with firms to grind this material into mulch which the Authority resells.  The selected bidder will grind the existing vegetative waste material to pass a 1.5-inch screen and leave the material on-site.  The selected bidder will provide all labor, equipment, materials, insurance, fees, and permits to complete the work.  There will be two grinding events during Fiscal Year 2022 (roughly November to December 2021, and May to June 2022).

The Owner reserves the right to reject any Proposal for failure to comply with all requirements of this Notice or of any of the Contract Documents; however, it may waive any minor defects or informalities at its discretion.  The Owner further reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals or to Award the contract which in its judgment is in the best interest of the Owner.

Pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-4318, the Authority reserves the right, in the event that the bid from the lowest responsible bidder exceeds available funds, to negotiate with the lowest responsible bidder to obtain a contract price within available funds, which negotiations may include, but not be limited to, modifications to the scope of work, materials and equipment to be furnished, time for performance, price and other such terms as the Executive Director deems appropriate.

Pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-4324, Bid results shall be subject to the Preference for Virginia Firms stipulation.

Digital copies of the Request for Bid (RFB) Number 374 may be obtained for no charge and upon request by contacting Bridgit Gianakos at the office of the RSWA located at 695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902 at (434) 977-2970 ext. 126 (bgianakos@rivanna.org). Other questions should be directed to Mr. Phillip McKalips at (434) 977-2970 ext. 145 (pmckalips@rivanna.org).

Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin.  Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order #11246, prohibiting discrimination in employment regarding race, color, creed, sex, or national origin, and Executive Order #12138 and #11625 regarding utilization of MBE/WBE firms.  Bidders must comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Authority reserves the right to disapprove any subcontractor, supplier, vendor, surety or insurer proposed by a bidder for this Project for good cause shown.

Nov
6
Sat
4th Annual Great Pumpkin Smash @ McIntire Recycling Center
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
4th Annual Great Pumpkin Smash @ McIntire Recycling Center | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin!

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Smash Composting Event at McIntire Recycling Center, located at 611 McIntire Road Charlottesville, VA 22902, on November 6, 2021 from 8:30am to 6:30pm.

Participants will be able to “smash” their pumpkins by dropping them into a large composting container. The recycling container will be accessible through self-service in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. Pumpkin composting is free of charge and open to City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents.

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority is dedicated to protecting and improving the environment by providing the recycling, composting, refuse, and waste disposal services. RSWA assists thousands of City and County residents each year with their recycling, solid waste, and household hazardous waste disposal.

Nov
7
Sun
McIntire Recycling Center – Hours of Operations Change @ McIntire Recycling Center
Nov 7 all-day

Current Hours
Mon 8:30-6:30pm
Tues CLOSED
Wed-Sun 8:30am-6:30pm

Hours Effective 11-7-2021
Mon 8:30-5:30pm
Tues CLOSED
Wed-Sun 8:30am-5:30pm

Nov
23
Tue
RSWA Regular Board Meeting
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm

The agenda, which includes links to pertinent documents, will be posted no later than the Friday prior to the Board Meeting.

Click here for more information