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  • tkent@rivanna.org | Rivanna Authorities
    those harmful products like pesticides paint and other chemicals that are not safe for our trash cans So twice a year Rivanna Solid Waste Authority hosts Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Days along with Amnesty Days for large items like mattresses and appliances We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to keep our environment safe and clean Household Hazardous Waste Days Friday April 1 2016 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturday April 2 2016 9 00 am to 2 00 pm Find out the Household Read More Ragged Mountain Dam Reaches 100 Capacity Posted by tkent rivanna org on Feb 12 2016 in Blog Community Project Water Ragged Mountain Reservoir has reached its maximum capacity of 1 5 billion gallons of water attaining an historic milestone Thanks to an extraordinary effort and multi stakeholder collaboration involving local water leaders elected officials teams of engineers and construction crews and citizens a plentiful water supply for our community s drinking water needs has finally been brought to fruition The multi million dollar award winning dam is a major step toward securing the drinking water fire protection and sanitation needs of the community for the next 50 years It took engineers Read More Lead in Drinking Water Posted by tkent rivanna org on Feb 10 2016 in Blog Water A joint statement by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority RWSA the Albemarle County Service Authority ACSA and the City of Charlottesville City Drinking water has recently been the topic in the national and local news We wish to assure our customers and the community that RWSA ACSA and the City are committed to providing safe high quality water Protecting public health is a core part of what we do and so we work closely with each other the Virginia Department

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  • Featured | Rivanna Authorities
    And gave her a copy of the Cville Weekly article We prefer the term Advanced Water Read More Rivanna accepts ACECVA Engineering Honor Award tonight Posted by tkent rivanna org on Feb 4 2016 in Blog Featured Water Industry Leaders 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 construction in close proximity to neighborhoods Read More First week of composting declared a success Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 14 2016 in Blog Community Project Featured Recycling Charlottesville and Albemarle residents are all abuzz over the expanded composting services in the community In the first week of the new program Rivanna s McIntire Recycling Center collected 150 lbs of food waste and household compostables in five days NOPE our pick up hauler also reported that only one item was found in the bins that was not allowable and that was a plastic bag We urge everyone to remember to use compostable bags The 3 gallon compostable bags Biobag is the brand name can be found at the following local retailers Whole Foods Kroger Bed Bath Read More Crew Breaks Through 1600 feet of Rock for New Rivanna Pump Station Tunnel Posted by tkent rivanna org on Oct 7 2015 in Blog Community Project Featured New Rivanna Pump Station Charlottesville VA September 29 2015 After five months of work the Rivanna Water Sewer Authority contractors have successfully tunneled through about 1 600 feet of rock 6 000 cubic yards officially reaching the destination at the existing Rivanna Pump Station located adjacent to the City s Riverview Park in the Woolen Mills area The construction crew and engineers witnessed the 11 3 diameter 175 foot long tunnel boring machine affectionately named Ms Chelsea pictured below breaking into the exit shaft at about 1pm on Tuesday September 29 as a part of the Read More A Day in the Life of a Lab Technician Posted by tkent rivanna org on Oct 7 2015 in Blog Featured Water Our three full time laboratory specialists complete over 7 700 lab tests annually to ensure that your drinking water meets all federal and state regulations We also test the wastewater to assist operational staff in maintaining daily treatment process balance and to ensure that the final effluent meets and exceeds federal and state standards Lab technicians count and identify algae populations in the reservoirs to help prevent harmful blooms and analyze water and wastewater for coliform and E coli bacteria nutrients nitrogen and phosphorous metals oxygen demand and solids A Read More Powering Moores Creek with Renewable Energy Posted by tkent rivanna org

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  • Water Industry Leaders | Rivanna Authorities
    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 construction in close proximity to neighborhoods Read More Ragged Mountain Dam Wins Award Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 4 2015 in Featured Water Water Industry Leaders 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 recognized in the presentation of the award was its inlet outlet tower and auxiliary spillway its seepage reduction control features its real time monitoring and rapid response to safety or security concerns and its protection of the rural charm to include the use of Read More RWSA Executive Director Invited to Serve on Eastern VA Groundwater Management Committee Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Water Water Industry Leaders Water Resource Recovery Tom Frederick Executive Director of Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has been invited to serve on the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee which was established through legislation adopted this year by the General Assembly Tom Frederick has been the executive director for RSWA for over eleven years and was chosen to serve on this committee for his expertise in the field of water resource management The state legislature has charged this Committee with assisting the

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  • Water | Rivanna Authorities
    years It took engineers Read More Lead in Drinking Water Posted by tkent rivanna org on Feb 10 2016 in Blog Water A joint statement by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority RWSA the Albemarle County Service Authority ACSA and the City of Charlottesville City Drinking water has recently been the topic in the national and local news We wish to assure our customers and the community that RWSA ACSA and the City are committed to providing safe high quality water Protecting public health is a core part of what we do and so we work closely with each other the Virginia Department of Health the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and even national research foundations We have an Read More Protecting our Watershed Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 26 2016 in Blog Stewardship Water As the City continues their bio blitz study of the Ragged Mountain Dam area and citizens weigh in on whether runners bikers and dogs should be allowed there we thought it would be a perfect time to share our perspective on responsible stewardship of the reservoirs Our charge As a water provider our charge is two fold public health and environmental stewardship We provide adequate safe drinking water to our community and then treat the wastewater so that it can safely return back to the environment We are fortunate We now I mean Rivanna and our community are very lucky as a water Read More Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest Big Turnout Posted by tkent rivanna org on Dec 1 2015 in Blog Water The first Imagine a Day Without Water campaign and poster contest was a big success Collectively we received almost 600 poster entries Judging is currently underway but we need your help Can you help us choose a Fan Favorite Click here to cast your vote Voting for Fan Favorite will end December 8th at 11 59 p m Winners will be announced on December 11th here on our website Check out the Facebook Imagine A Day Without Water Event by clicking here Questions Please contact Teri Kent Communications Manager at 434 977 2970 Event Read More A Day in the Life of a Lab Technician Posted by tkent rivanna org on Oct 7 2015 in Blog Featured Water Our three full time laboratory specialists complete over 7 700 lab tests annually to ensure that your drinking water meets all federal and state regulations We also test the wastewater to assist operational staff in maintaining daily treatment process balance and to ensure that the final effluent meets and exceeds federal and state standards Lab technicians count and identify algae populations in the reservoirs to help prevent harmful blooms and analyze water and wastewater for coliform and E coli bacteria nutrients nitrogen and phosphorous metals oxygen demand and solids A Read More Ragged Mountain Dam Wins Award Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 4 2015 in Featured Water Water Industry Leaders The Rivanna Water Sewer Authority and Schnabel

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  • Water Resource Recovery | Rivanna Authorities
    Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Water Resource Recovery Water Resource Recovery An artist s look at wastewater Posted by tkent rivanna org on Feb 8 2016 in Blog Featured Water Resource Recovery A couple of weeks ago a few of us from the Rivanna crew attended the Second Street Gallery exhibit on Sustainability to see the film Wastewater by Jason Robinson Of course we were interested in the entire exhibit but most intrigued by Jason s film in which the headline star was none other than the substance we handle every day 24 7 wastewater Victoria Fort one of our civil engineers had heard about the exhibit from a friend who jokingly said You work at the poop plant This is right up your alley And gave her a copy of the Cville Weekly article We prefer the term Advanced Water Read More RWSA Executive Director Invited to Serve on Eastern VA Groundwater Management Committee Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Water Water Industry Leaders Water Resource Recovery Tom Frederick Executive Director of Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has been invited to serve on the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee which was established through legislation adopted this year by the General Assembly Tom Frederick has been the executive director for RSWA for over eleven years and was chosen to serve on this committee for his expertise in the field of water resource management The state legislature has charged this Committee with assisting the State Water Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality in developing revising and Read More Recent Posts McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Ragged Mountain Dam Reaches 100 Capacity Lead in Drinking Water An artist s look at

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  • Dam Cool Facts | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Dam Cool Facts Dam Cool Facts Dam Cool Facts about Ragged Mountain Reservoir 1887 year Ragged Mtn Upper Dam built 2014 year Expanded Ragged Mountain Reservoir construction completed 26 9 million dollar construction budget 670 000 cubic yards of dirt placed 42 550 tons of filter sand used 4 400 tons of gravel used 2 540 feet of drainage pipe installed 129 feet tall 53 progress meetings held 15 regulatory permits obtained from 8 local state and federal agencies 3 engineering design and construction awards received Numerous flat tires overcome Water Supply 1 54 billion gallons of stored water when 100 full or 2333 Olympic sized swimming pools 170 acres of water surface area 1 8 square miles drainage area Recent Posts McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Ragged Mountain Dam Reaches 100 Capacity Lead in Drinking Water An artist s look at wastewater Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 September

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  • Recycling | Rivanna Authorities
    nests garages of those harmful products like pesticides paint and other chemicals that are not safe for our trash cans So twice a year Rivanna Solid Waste Authority hosts Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Days along with Amnesty Days for large items like mattresses and appliances We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to keep our environment safe and clean Household Hazardous Waste Days Friday April 1 2016 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturday April 2 2016 9 00 am to 2 00 pm Find out the Household Read More First week of composting declared a success Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 14 2016 in Blog Community Project Featured Recycling Charlottesville and Albemarle residents are all abuzz over the expanded composting services in the community In the first week of the new program Rivanna s McIntire Recycling Center collected 150 lbs of food waste and household compostables in five days NOPE our pick up hauler also reported that only one item was found in the bins that was not allowable and that was a plastic bag We urge everyone to remember to use compostable bags The 3 gallon compostable bags Biobag is the brand name can be found at the following local retailers Whole Foods Kroger Bed Bath Read More Composting at McIntire Kicks Off Tomorrow Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 5 2016 in Recycling Uncategorized Press Release Charlottesville VA January 5 2016 On the heels of a successful composting pilot program at the 2015 City of Charlottesville Farmer s Market Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will offer 3 month household compost drop off service at the McIntire Recycling Center beginning January 6 2016 City and County residents will be allowed to bring bagged compostable items food waste and compostable household waste during their

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  • Household Hazardous Waste | Rivanna Authorities
    UPCOMING EVENT Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Posted by tkent rivanna org on Mar 30 2016 in Blog Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Springtime is here which means many of us are cleaning our nests garages of those harmful products like pesticides paint and other chemicals that are not safe for our trash cans So twice a year Rivanna Solid Waste Authority hosts Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Days along with Amnesty Days for large items like mattresses and appliances We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to keep our environment safe and clean Household Hazardous Waste Days Friday April 1 2016 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturday April 2 2016 9 00 am to 2 00 pm Find out the Household Read More Recent Posts McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Spring HHW and Amnesty Bulky Waste Days Are Here Ragged Mountain Dam Reaches 100 Capacity Lead in Drinking Water An artist s look at wastewater Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015

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