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  • Rivanna Authorities |
    handler of solid waste and recycling environmental stewardship is a central part of our work at Rivanna We recognize that we must serve human needs while protecting the natural environment Water wise we collect water at Nature s source from our Read More Community Projects This water infrastructure is largely invisible Out of sight out of mind Well not for us We have a 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 Read More Meet Your Water Operator While nature provides us water for making coffee fighting fires taking showers or building bridges we also need pipes pumps and equipment and people to make that happen We keep the water running 24 7 with our team of water operators engineers and maintenance Read More Rivanna keeps high quality drinking water running and Charlottesville clean We are a wholesale water provider and recycling solid waste service provider Who we are Rivanna is a wholesale water provider with almost 90 employees We provide clean safe high quality drinking water to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority s over 120 000 customers We then treat the wastewater so that it can safely be returned back to the aquatic environment We also provide recycling solid waste and household hazardous waste to over 3 000 residents a month What we do To keep the high quality water running and reliable we continue to upgrade our infrastructure capacity and add advancing technology to meet the needs of our customers Check out our community project pages for the latest on Schenk s Greenway the New Rivanna Pump Station the Odor Control project the new Ragged Mountain Dam and more Recycling and Waste Disposal The Rivanna

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  • Who we are | Rivanna Authorities
    protecting the natural environment Drinking water is distributed throughout the community by ACSA Charlottesville Public Utilities or by individual property owners wells We then receive all the community s wastewater treat it and safely return it back to the environment in the form of clean water to the rivers for vibrant aquatic life We also return nutrients to the soil for plant growth via composting efforts and capture methane to use as green energy On the solid waste side Rivanna Solid Waste Authority RSWA provides recycling solid waste and hazardous waste disposal services to over 1 000 city and county residents each year from our facilities at McIntire Recycling Ivy Material Utilization Center MUC and the Paper Sort Facility on Meade Avenue RSWA is funded jointly by the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle and therefore provide services according to the City and County budget allocations Brief History Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority RWSA was created in 1972 by the City County and the ACSA to provide wholesale water supply water treatment and wastewater interception and treatment for the City and ACSA RWSA s initial successes were in obtaining federal and state grants to improve wastewater treatment Within the past 10 years significant capital investment has improved services to the community through a successful 50 year water supply plan and significant wastewater system upgrades while also focusing on environmental stewardship through initiatives such as improved ecological flow releases from dams to rivers advanced nutrient removal from wastewater upgrading wastewater transmission to carry peak capacities during major storm events and generating compost and green energy from wastewater biosolids Rivanna Solid Waste Authority RSWA was created in 1990 by the City and County to assume operation of the existing Ivy Landfill which later closed in 1998 Since landfill closure RSWA has

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  • Board of Directors | Rivanna Authorities
    News UPCOMING EVENT Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Board of Directors Board of Directors Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors The board members of the Rivanna Water Sewer Authority in Charlottesville Va Photo Andrew Shurtleff Board members of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority RWSA in Charlottesville Va Photo Andrew Shurtleff Front row from left to right Judy Mueller Kathy Galvin Liz Palmer Back row from left to right Gary O Connell Maurice Jones Tom Foley Mike Gaffney Michael Gaffney Chair Appointed Maurice Jones Vice Chair City Manager of the City of Charlottesville Ex Officio Thomas Foley Secretary Treasurer County Executive of Albemarle County Ex Officio Dr Liz Palmer Albemarle County Supervisor Ex Officio Judith M Mueller Director of Public Works of the City of Charlottesville Ex Officio Kathleen Galvin Charlottesville City Councilor Ex Officio Gary O Connell Executive Director of the Albemarle County Service Authority Ex Officio To contact the members of the Rivanna Water Sewer Authority collectively with comments or suggestions rwsaboardmembers rivanna org Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors The board members of the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority in Charlottesville Va Photo Andrew Shurtleff Board members of the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority RSWA in Charlottesville Va Photo Andrew Shurtleff Front row from left to right Judy Mueller Kathy Galvin Liz Palmer Back row from left to right Mike Gaffney Mark Graham Tom Foley Maurice Jones Michael Gaffney Chair Appointed Thomas Foley Vice Chair County Executive of Albemarle County Ex Officio Maurice Jones Secretary Treasurer City Manager of the City of Charlottesville Ex Officio Dr Liz Palmer Albemarle County Supervisor Ex Officio Kathleen Galvin Charlottesville City Councilor Ex Officio Mark B Graham P E Director of Community Development of

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  • Meet the Rivanna Team | Rivanna Authorities
    8 staff members Throughout her 20 year career Jennifer has led planning efforts as well as implementation of projects in infrastructure renewal and improvement water supply water system hydraulics and dam operation and safety Jennifer s background in emergency planning and management allow her to coordinate regional dam safety education and mitigation efforts Ms Whitaker currently serves as a Practitioner Advisor for the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE at the University of Virginia Prior to coming to Rivanna Ms Whitaker served as the Assistant City Engineer for the City of Charlottesville and was a Project Manager in the engineering consulting industry with Gannett Fleming in Richmond and Newport News Virginia Ms Whitaker earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia Outside of work Jennifer loves to spend time with her family and friends enjoying the endless outdoor recreational possibilities in Charlottesville Mark Brownlee RSWA Manager Mark Brownlee joined Rivanna Solid Waste Authority in November 2000 As RSWA Manager Mark is responsible for all operations at the three facilities owned operated by the Authority He oversees our bi annual Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days McIntire Center recycling Ivy Encore Shop and the Paper Sort facility as well as the post closure care and maintenance of the Ivy Landfill This care includes following all DEQ permitting requirements stormwater management and methane gas collection Mark holds a Waste Management Facility Operator license Class 1 and Class 11 Prior to coming to Rivanna Mark retired from the food industry after 30 years When not hard at work handling recyclables and waste at Rivanna Mark follows his passion for volunteer work doing building and rebuilding for hurricane relief Cynthia Burnett Human Resources Ms Cynthia Burnett joined Rivanna Water Sewer Authority and the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority in Charlottesville Virginia as HR Office Manager in November 2007 While at Rivanna Cynthia has provided guidance in employee relations recruiting retention training benefits planning and administration and oversight of federal and state employer regulatory compliance issues Prior to coming to Rivanna Ms Burnett served as a Director of Administration at a personal injury law firm in Charlottesville VA Ms Burnett earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from VA Tech and completed post graduate certificates in Paralegal Studies at the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta Georgia and Human Resource Management at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton VA Ms Burnett holds both the SPHR and SHRM SCP which are Senior Certified Professional designations denoting her experience and knowledge in the human resource field Tim Castillo Wastewater Manager Timothy E Castillo joined the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority in February 2015 as the Authority s Wastewater Manager Tim is responsible for overseeing all aspects of wastewater operations at the four water resource recovery facilities owned operated by the Authority Tim brings over 30 years of water wastewater industry expertise to Rivanna Before joining RWSA

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  • Industry Leaders | Rivanna Authorities
    APWA Award for Ragged Mountain Dam Mid Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association 2015 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Government Finance Officers Association 2010 2014 2000 National Rehabilitation Project of the Year for exemplifying leadership and high professional standars for the rehabilation of the Sugar Hollow Dam Association of State Dam Safety Officials 2000 Ten year Membership Recognition Water Environmental Research Foundation 2002 2012 Certificate of Achievement Exemplary Environmental Enterprise E3 program Virginia Environmental Excellence Program since 2008 Community Partnerships We are proud to partner with Streamwatch a local nonprofit organization using rigorous science to monitor and report on the quality of streams in the Rivanna River watershed in support of community efforts to maintain and restore healthy waterways Want to know more Click here for a recent presentation Streamwatch gave to the RWSA board We are proud to partner with Rivanna Stormwater Education Partnership which is a collaborative effort among the local entities that decrease stormwater pollution by promoting education outreach and public participation in stormwater management This organization also fields inquires and phone calls from citizens reporting pollution near or in waterways We are proud to partner with the UVA Championship Rowing team For over 16 years we have worked closely with the team to allow the necessary access to the South Fork Reservoir and continually coordinate on ways to minimize impacts from the use of their gas powered motor boats The UVA women s and men s rowing team plus the Rivanna Rowing Club appreciate RWSA s willingness to allow this permit It is an essential component to achieving success Kevin Sauer Head Coach Memberships American Water Works Association Water Research Foundation Water Environment Federation Water Environment Research Foundation Solid Waste Association of North America Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Association Greater Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce Rivanna accepts ACECVA Engineering Honor Award tonight Posted by tkent rivanna org on Feb 4 2016 in Blog Featured Water Industry Leaders Comments Off on Rivanna accepts ACECVA Engineering Honor Award tonight Michelle Simpson Senior Civil Engineer and Tom Frederick Executive Director are headed down to Richmond for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia Award Gala at the Jefferson Hotel With the help of our engineers Greeley and Hansen replaced a 60 year old sewer interceptor The Meadow Creek Interceptor originally installed in the 1950 s had significantly deteriorated over time causing occasional sewage contamination of Meadow Creek The project faced an array of challenges and obstacles including excavation and read more Ragged Mountain Dam Wins Award Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 4 2015 in Featured Water Water Industry Leaders Comments Off on Ragged Mountain Dam Wins Award The Rivanna Water Sewer Authority and Schnabel Engineering were recognized as Honor Award Winners for engineering excellence at an American Council of Engineering Companies ACEC of Virginia Gala in Richmond on Thursday evening The award was presented for the new Ragged Mountain Dam project Among the design features

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  • Meet Your Water Operator | Rivanna Authorities
    Stream Ecology Compost Tree Planting Water Conservation Watershed Protection Franklin Street Wetlands Landfill Remediation In the News UPCOMING EVENT Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Meet Your Water Operator Meet Your Water Operator Dave and Brian at South Fork Water Treatment Plant Photo Andrew Shurtleff While nature provides us water for making coffee fighting fires taking showers or building bridges we also need pipes pumps and equipment and people to make that happen We keep the water running 24 7 with our team of water operators engineers and maintenance crew A Typical Day A typical day for one of our licensed water operators includes checking the weather forecast and conditions monitoring water quality and other instrument readings onsite inspections and continual adjustments of the water treatment processes We use a variety of on line instruments that take continual readings and we continually verify those measurements with bench top instruments We also walk the plant to visually inspect the various treatment processes going on It s very important A large weather event like a tropical storm can create sediment filled source water which means that water

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  • Meet Your Wastewater Operator | Rivanna Authorities
    Wetlands Landfill Remediation In the News UPCOMING EVENT Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Meet Your Wastewater Operator Meet Your Wastewater Operator Chris and Steven at the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Photo Andrew Shurtleff Few of us realize the pipes pumps equipment processes and people it takes working 24 7 to treat and clean the wastewater so that it can safely be returned to the aquatic environment For our community that means returning the treated water to Moores Creek which becomes the Rivanna River which becomes the James which eventually becomes the Chesapeake Bay The Wastewater Team removes pollutants from the region s sewage disposal and collection system and recovering valuable resources while protecting our environment We utilize a variety of sophisticated natural biological treatment processes and equipment to be successful in our mission Our team of licensed wastewater operators maintenance and engineers work together to treat the wastewater from your homes and businesses and return the water to the Rivanna River where wildlife and other downstream Virginians can use it A typical day A typical day for one of our licensed wastewater operators consists of monitoring the local weather conditions and forecast and monitoring various instruments and equipment to assure operation within proper parameters Team members perform a number of analyses and evaluations to assure that our technology is functioning properly and our microbiological treatment system is effectively removing pollutants necessary to protect our environment Team members visually inspect equipment and processes to assure proper operation Significant wet weather events provide additional challenges as storm water enters the sanitary sewer collection system creating some extreme process flow fluctuations The operating team must make sure that these fluctuations do not negatively impact the environmental

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  • Meet Your Recycler | Rivanna Authorities
    Station Schenk s Greenway Granular Activated Carbon Odor Control Environmental Stewardship Renewable Energy Stream Ecology Compost Tree Planting Water Conservation Watershed Protection Franklin Street Wetlands Landfill Remediation In the News UPCOMING EVENT Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Meet Your Recycler Meet Your Recycler Robert Recycling at McIntire Recycling Center Each year McIntire Recycling Center and Ivy MUC helps thousands of City and County residents recycle their household recyclables In fact we estimate that every week 1 300 cars visit McIntire A typical day for a recycling attendant includes assisting customers with placing their recyclables in the correct bins so we minimize any potential contamination The attendant also helps to educate the public by passing out brochures with instructions on different collection bins and answering questions that customers have each day The site maintenance for the attendant also includes clean up of the grounds each day at closing Twice a year we hold our Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days which are very popular at the Ivy MUC This fall 732 households came out to drop off their HHW responsibly Recycling at Paper

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