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  • Update to Woolen Mills, Belmont-Carlton, and other Moores Creek Neighbors | Rivanna Authorities
    We treat an average 10 million gallons of wastewater per day with excellent results largely through natural biological processes similar to the digestive process of humans Unfortunately the very bacteria that treat the water also have a propensity to produce and release odors and since we cannot simply kill the bacteria controlling odors is expensive and no small task Odors also have various properties that make them react differently to treatment weather conditions and temperature But we strive to be good neighbors To that end we have embarked on a major odor control project to address this issue In early 2015 the City and County representatives on our RWSA Board of Directors approved an extensive 9 33 million dollar odor control project and it is a priority of our engineering and operations staff to see this project constructed as quickly as possible In the end we hope to keep the odors within the facility s boundaries Overview of this project A scientific odor study which included odor sampling and technically advanced computer modeling has determined the scope of the capital improvements Key facilities will be either covered or removed State of the art grit facilities will be constructed Odors will be captured through a network of air piping throughout the facility Odors will be treated using technologically advanced biological scrubbers as well as our existing chemical scrubbers which vacuums the air space and removes the odor compounds Approximate timeline Accept construction bids until mid December 2015 Recommend award of Odor Control contract to the Board in January 2016 Issue Notice to Proceed which means contractors begin ordering equipment etc March April 2016 18 20 months to complete once construction begins as the project requires significant capital construction and purchase of manufactured equipment In the meantime we want to hear from

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/12/11/update-to-woolen-mills-belmont-carlton-and-other-moores-creek-neighbors/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign | Rivanna Authorities
    Mountain Dam New Rivanna Pump 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 Blog Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign Posted 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 quality water wastewater solid waste and recycling services we provide to the community every day according to Teri Kent Communications Manager who worked on the project New website features include Mobile responsive design Daily Water Report on current reservoir levels Rivanna Blog Meet Your Water Operator and other community friendly pages For detailed information or to request an interview please contact Tom Frederick Executive Director at 434 977 2970 ext 103 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 2010 Categories Blog Community Project Featured History Household Hazardous Waste New Rivanna Pump Station Odor Control Portfolio Press Releases Recycling Stewardship Uncategorized Water Water Industry Leaders Water

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/12/04/rivanna-authorities-unveils-website-redesign/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Crew Breaks Through 1600 feet of Rock for New Rivanna Pump Station Tunnel | Rivanna Authorities
    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 construction for the New Rivanna Pump Station and Interceptor Tunnel Project The 1 600 foot long tunnel will accommodate a sixty inch diameter pipe to carry sewer flows to the new pump station located at the Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility This pipe and the New Rivanna Pump Station will provide an increase in pumping capacity from 17 to 37 thousand gallons per minute or 53 million gallons per day of wastewater coming from the northern and eastern portion of the City and the County Without this upgrade in the wastewater system sewer can overflow into the Rivanna River during big storm events Additional features of the New Rivanna Pump Station include a self cleaning wet well design influent channel grinders six pumps odor control and an emergency generator This is not only an amazing feat of engineering to witness but after several years of evaluating design alternatives holding community meetings and construction this project has really brought the community together Michelle Simpson Senior Civil Engineer from Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority said This is a milestone moment for the New Rivanna Pump Station 33 3 million dollar project which has been in the works for 5 years and is due for completion

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/10/07/crews-successfully-break-through-1600-feet-of-rock-for-new-rivanna-pump-station-interceptor-tunnel/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Friends of the Moormans Celebrate Increased River Flow | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Community Project Friends of the Moormans Celebrate Increased River Flow Friends of the Moormans Celebrate Increased River Flow Posted 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 expanded Ragged Mountain Reservoir 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/09/02/friends-of-the-moormans-celebrate-increased-river-flow/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Sneak Peek at Tunnel for New Rivanna Pump Station | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Community Project Sneak Peek at Tunnel for New Rivanna Pump Station Sneak Peek at Tunnel for New Rivanna Pump Station Posted on Sep 2 2015 in Community Project New Rivanna Pump Station Tunnel Boring Begins Members of the media and the community were given a sneak peek at the tunnel being built for the new Rivanna Pump Station on Monday June 15th The Authority and its General Contractor are allowing a brief opportunity for the media local officials and the public to see the progress of the work The event allowed guests to see the Tunnel Boring Machine TBM nicknamed Miss Chelsea within the entrance shaft at Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility in Charlottesville before it disappears into the new tunnel Once the machine is in the tunnel the boring machine will be being used to dig an 11 ft in diameter tunnel over 1600 ft connecting to an existing pump station in Woolen Mills It will take approximately three months to grind through rock and construct the tunnel but the work will be underground and not visible from the surface link to press release link to NBC29 media coverage 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 2010 Categories Blog Community Project Featured History Household Hazardous Waste New Rivanna Pump Station

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/2015/09/02/sneak-peek-at-tunnel-for-new-rivanna-pump-station/ (2016-05-01)
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  • In the News | Rivanna Authorities
    safely returned to nature at the same time recovering both nutrient and energy for beneficial uses read more Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign Posted by tkent rivanna org on Dec 4 2015 in Blog Community Project Comments Off on Rivanna Authorities Unveils Website Redesign 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 quality water wastewater solid waste and recycling services we read more Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest Big Turnout Posted by tkent rivanna org on Dec 1 2015 in Blog Water Comments Off on Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest Big Turnout 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 read more Recycling Plastics Now Easier than Ever Posted by tkent rivanna org on Nov 10 2015 in Recycling Comments Off on Recycling Plastics Now Easier than Ever 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 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 Comments Off on Crew Breaks Through 1600 feet of Rock for New Rivanna Pump Station Tunnel 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 read more A Day in the Life

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/news-and-information/in-the-news/page/2/ (2016-05-01)
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  • History of Ragged Mountain Dam | Rivanna Authorities
    of earth fill and a stacked masonry core Lower Ragged Mountain Dam was 67 feet high and 400 feet long originally built as a monolithic cyclopean concrete dam with an earth buttress added in 1934 Before the expansion of Ragged Mountain the two dams received rainfall from a 1 8 square mile watershed and were capable of storing a total of 514 million gallons of water of which 463 million gallons is considered useable for water supply With the construction of the new earthen dam the upper and lower were partially dismantled and are now underwater In 1978 and 1979 as part of a national dam safety inventory the U S Army Corp of Engineers identified both of these dams as having an unsafe condition because of inadequate spillway capacity In the mid 1980 s the original spillway on the Upper Ragged Mountain Dam was altered to improve its capacity In the 1990 s and early 2000 s the state and national standards for dam spillway capacity increased requiring an even greater ability to pass storm events Current standards require a dam such as Ragged Mountain to pass the Probable Maximum Precipitation PMP safely through the spillway In 2003 the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority began engineering investigations to identify and pursue an alteration upgrade to the Ragged Mountain Dams facility to address the outstanding dam safety concerns In 2006 and again in 2011 City and County officials approved the pursuit of the new water supply at the Ragged Mountain Dam site Construction of the newly expanded Ragged Mountain Dam began in 2012 and concluded in 2014 Ragged Mountain reservoir has reached capacity in February of 2016 Cool Fact The original intake tower was partially dismantled and its boulders now help create the border of the parking lot and sitting

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/history-of-ragged-mountain-dam/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Blog | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Imagine a Day Without Water Winners Announced Posted by tkent rivanna org on Dec 11 2015 in Blog Community Project Press Releases Charlottesville and Albemarle County VA The 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 quality water wastewater solid waste and recycling services we provide to the community every day according 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

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/category/blog/page/2/ (2016-05-01)
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