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  • blog | Rivanna Authorities
    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 of a Lab Technician Posted by

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  • tkent@rivanna.org | Rivanna Authorities
    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 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

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  • A Day in the Life of a Lab Technician | Rivanna Authorities
    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 A Day in the Life of a Lab Technician A Day in the Life of a Lab Technician Posted 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 typical day might consist of running a nutrient analysis and preparing reagents for use in both the main lab and the many treatment plant satellite labs We also serve as the laboratory for the Albemarle County Service Authority ACSA and the City of Charlottesville Public Works department for their lab needs 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

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  • Powering Moores Creek with Renewable Energy | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Powering Moores Creek with Renewable Energy Powering Moores Creek with Renewable Energy Posted 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 reducing the amount of external energy that we are required to purchase to run our operations 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

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  • Featured | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Community Projects Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Featured We manage 67 miles of water lines 704 manholes five reservoirs 11 water tanks five treatment plants and four wastewater treatment plants and 80 acres at our Moores Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility each of which needs regular maintenance as well as upgrades to provide an even higher quality of water to our two customers the City and ACSA and their 120 000 customers Maintenance and Safety 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 check pH levels to design Read More Environmental Stewardship Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Featured We serve human needs and protect the natural environment Water wise we return clean water to the Rivanna River which feeds into the James and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay Provides nutrients for plant life green energy for the operations at Moores Creek water treatment facility Waste wise we dispose of ABCD tons each year and recycle ABCD tons each year Read More We keep the water running Posted by admin on Sep 15 2010 in Featured Portfolio Quisque ullamcorper enim vel tellus rhoncus et fermentum diam congue Phasellus eu turpis lorem id gravida nunc In bibendum nulla vel quam pretium a fringilla erat ornare Etiam hendrerit quam sed orci congue posuere laoreet urna condimentum Nam vestibulum gravida semper Maecenas ac nunc purus

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  • Water | Rivanna Authorities
    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 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

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  • Community Project | Rivanna Authorities
    Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Community Project Community Project 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 Sneak Peek at Tunnel for New Rivanna Pump Station Posted by tkent rivanna org on Sep 2 2015 in Community Project New Rivanna Pump Station 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 Read More Next Entries 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

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  • Coming Soon to McIntire: Household Food Waste Drop-Off Services! | Rivanna Authorities
    Drinking Water Supply Blog Board Meetings The Daily Water Report Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Uncategorized Coming Soon to McIntire Household Food Waste Drop Off Services Coming Soon to McIntire Household Food Waste Drop Off Services Posted on Dec 23 2015 in Uncategorized food waste After the City of Charlottesville s successful summer pilot program that provided composting drop off services at the City Farmers Market several citizens inquired as to whether Rivanna s McIntire Recycling Center could be an interim drop off location during winter months when the market is closed So we brought the question to our Board of Directors comprised of City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County local officials who unanimously voted the 3 month initiative in Though we still are working out the logistics we are happy to announce that in early January McIntire Recycling Center will be a food waste and household waste composting drop off location for City and County residents until the farmer s market reopens in April Bagged compost materials like fruits vegetables meats bones paper towels dairy even fats cooking oils and greases will be accepted We will not accept any non compostable products or yard waste in these bins Compost will be taken to the closest commercial composter in the area Black Bear Composting As soon as we know the date we will publish a blog post and send out a press release Here s to less valuable resources ending up in the landfill and cheers for more composting soil to provide for landscaping agricultural and gardening needs 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

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