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    News UPCOMING EVENT Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Posts made in April 2016 Posts made in April 2016 McIntire s Composting Pilot Continues Posted by tkent rivanna org on Apr 29 2016 in Recycling Good news for area composters Composting will not ending this Sunday but will continue for the remainder of the calendar year The RSWA board voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the composting pilot program through the end of 2016 The topic will come to the RSWA board again in August where data will be shared and a larger discussion about the future of the program will ensue Between January 6th and April 1st the pilot program collected a total of 2 92 tons of food waste averaging about a ton of food waste per month Rivanna s Solid Waste staff will continue to collect data 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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    Celebrate our Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Posts made in March 2016 Posts made in March 2016 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2016/03/ (2016-05-01)
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    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 of Health the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and even national research foundations We have an Read More 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 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

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    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 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 RWSA Will Rebid the Odor Control Project Posted by tkent rivanna org on Jan 14 2016 in Blog Odor Control We were looking forward to the selection of our contractor this month for the odor control project Unfortunately all of the bids came in significantly over budget In the interest of fiscal prudence the Rivanna engineering team decided to conduct some value engineering and then rebid this project Value engineering is a process by which engineers look at the scope and determine the most efficient design possibly without compromising the integrity of the project This will delay our timeline by two months so we would be looking at a bid award at the March 22nd RWSA board meeting We 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

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    City of Charlottesville the Albemarle County Service Authority ACSA and Rivanna Water Sewer Authority RWSA participated in Imagine a Day without Water a national campaign to educate and inspire the community about the value and importance of water in our everyday lives The campaign involved an event in October as well as an art contest where students from the City and County were asked to creatively convey a day without water The contest was a great success with over 570 poster entries and with representation Read More Update to Woolen Mills Belmont Carlton and other Moores Creek Neighbors Posted by tkent rivanna org on Dec 11 2015 in Blog Community Project Odor Control Letter Update on Odor Control 12 11 2015 Woolen Mills Belmont Carlton Martha Jefferson Hospital and Interested Citizens Each day Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority provides clean safe drinking water to the over 120 000 residents of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County through their water retailers We also handle the wastewater from every household and business in our community We effectively treat it so that it can be safely returned to nature at the same time recovering both nutrient and energy for beneficial uses Handling wastewater comes with the unfortunate yet Read More Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign Posted by tkent rivanna org on Dec 4 2015 in Blog Community Project Media Alert Charlottesville VA Thursday December 3 2015 Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and Solid Waste Authority unveils a whole new look and feel of their website this week Visitors to the redesigned www rivanna org site will find a more personal look additional features easy layout and intuitive navigation Additional enhancements are planned in the coming months We hope the new website will make it easier for people to connect with the high

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    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 Posts made in November 2015 Posts made in November 2015 Recycling Plastics Now Easier than Ever Posted by tkent rivanna org on Nov 10 2015 in Recycling Starting July 1 2015 we have streamlined plastics recycling into just TWO BINS rigid plastics and flexible plastics Plastic bottles and containers are 1 7 rigid plastics water bottles jars cups storage containers and more It is no longer necessary to separate 1s and 2s Just what is flexible plastic or plastic film Plastic bags and wraps are the soft flexible polyethylene plastic used in many grocery bread zip top dry cleaning bags It s also used in packaging paper plates bathroom tissue diapers etc Thanks to a partnership with Trex Recycling in Winchester 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 November 2015 October 2015 September

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/11/ (2016-05-01)
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    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 on Oct 7 2015 in Blog Featured Stewardship Part of the anaerobic digestion of biosolids from our wastewater creates renewable energy for us on site in the form of methane gas On average Rivanna produces 32 725 000 cu ft of methane each year that is captured for use at our Moores Creek Water Resource Recovery facility A cogenerator burns the gas and produces electrical power that can be distributed within the facility s internal grid thereby

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/10/ (2016-05-01)
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    its protection of the rural charm to include the use of Read More A Brief History of Sugar Hollow Dam Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 3 2015 in History Uncategorized Water Old photos of Sugar Read More Friends of the Moormans Celebrate Increased River Flow Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Community Project Stewardship Uncategorized Water Friends of the Moormans River celebrated the ongoing efforts of RSWA to restore the natural ecology of the Moormans River on May 7 2015 Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority RWSA increased the flow being released from the Sugar Hollow Reservoir to the Moormans River as part of a protocol developed locally to ensure the restoration of the Moormans River A permit was issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality specifies better word the amount of water to be released into the Moormans which was approved as a part of the Community Water Supply plan and the Read More RWSA Launches New Reservoir Management Strategy Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Stewardship Water photo of Andrea and Dr Horne RWSA has launched the development of an exciting new strategy to maximize the quality of its drinking water reservoirs This strategy will be the latest of a multiple barrier approach to provide superior drinking water to citizens of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville Dinatale Water Consultants of Boulder Colorado is assisting RWSA with technical expertise and the strategy will address all five RWSA reservoirs Beaver Creek Reservoir Ragged Mountain Reservoir South Fork Reservoir Sugar Hollow Reservoir and Totier Creek Reservoir 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

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