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  • South Fork Rivanna Reservoir | Rivanna Authorities
    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 South Fork Rivanna Reservoir South Fork Rivanna Reservoir South Fork Reservoir in Fall photo courtesy of Rebecca Bodor The South Rivanna Reservoir located off Route 29 north of Charlottesville on the South Rivanna River was constructed and began storing water in 1966 The reservoir was constructed to be the largest raw water source for the urban community area The reservoir has a drainage area of 259 1 square miles and a surface area of 366 acres and a useable volume measured in 2002 of 800 million gallons Two major streams the Mechums River and Moormans River are tributaries to this reservoir The dam height is 60 feet with the normal pool level at 382 feet Surface area of the permanent water pool is 366 acres The dam was retrofitted to include a 958 kilowatt hydropower plant in 1983 This hydropower plant is currently not operable but an evaluation is in process This reservoir is the raw water source for the South Rivanna Water Treatment Plant This reservoir is very popular both for canoeing and kayaking and is also known for its excellent fishing Both swimming and gasoline motor boating are prohibited since this reservoir is a community raw water supply We are proud to partner with the men s and women s UVA Championship Rowing team and the Rivanna Rowing Club Since 1989 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

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  • North Fork Rivanna River Intake | Rivanna Authorities
    Beaver Creek Reservoir Totier Creek Reservoir Lickinghole Creek Wastewater Water Resource Recovery The Wastewater Treatment Process Recycling and Waste Disposal McIntire Recycling Center Ivy Material Utilization Center MUC Paper Sort on Meade Ave HHW and Bulky Waste Recycling FAQs Community Projects Ragged 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 North Fork Rivanna River Intake North Fork Rivanna River Intake North Fork Rivanna River The North Fork Rivanna River Intake consists of a low head dam and pump station delivering water to the North Fork Water Treatment Plant located in Albemarle County Water from this source serves parts of the Route 29 corridor north including the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport Business Hours Office Mon Fri 7 30am 4 30pm McIntire Recycling Hours Wed Fri 8 30am 5 20pm Sat 9 30am 5 20pm Sun 12 30pm 5 20pm Ivy MUC Hours Tues Fri 7 30am 4pm Sat 8 30am 4pm

    Original URL path: http://www.rivanna.org/what-we-do/drinking-water/north-fork-rivanna-river-intake/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Beaver Creek Reservoir | Rivanna Authorities
    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 Beaver Creek Reservoir Beaver Creek Reservoir Aerial View of Beaver Creek Reservoir Beaver Creek Dam was originally designed and constructed in 1963 by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service which was formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service The dam and reservoir were designed to have sediment storage water supply storage and flood control storage components Currently Beaver Creek Reservoir supplies water to the Crozet area and at construction had a design volume of 521 million gallons for useable water supply storage Drainage area for this reservoir is 9 55 square miles This reservoir is popular for canoeing kayaking and fishing Beaver Creek is home to the Western Albemarle High School Warriors rowing team One of Albemarle County s public parks Beaver Creek Reservoir is stocked with sunfish channel catfish and largemouth bass Both swimming and motor boating is prohibited since this reservoir is a community

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  • Totier Creek Reservoir | Rivanna Authorities
    Sort on Meade Ave HHW and Bulky Waste Recycling FAQs Community Projects Ragged 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 Totier Creek Reservoir Totier Creek Reservoir Totier Creek View of Totier Creek Totier Creek Dam was originally designed in 1969 and construction was completed in 1971 The dam and reservoir were designed to have sediment water supply and flood control storage components Currently both Totier Creek and Totier Creek Reservoir supplies water to the Scottsville area and at construction had a design volume of 155 million gallons Drainage area for this reservoir is 30 square miles One of Albemarle County s public parks this reservoir is popular for fishing and is stocked with sunfish channel catfish and largemouth bass Both swimming and motor boating are prohibited since this reservoir is a community raw water supply Totier Creek Flowing Business Hours Office Mon Fri 7 30am 4 30pm McIntire Recycling

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  • Lickinghole Creek | Rivanna Authorities
    Fork Rivanna River Intake Beaver Creek Reservoir Totier Creek Reservoir Lickinghole Creek Wastewater Water Resource Recovery The Wastewater Treatment Process Recycling and Waste Disposal McIntire Recycling Center Ivy Material Utilization Center MUC Paper Sort on Meade Ave HHW and Bulky Waste Recycling FAQs Community Projects Ragged 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 Lickinghole Creek Lickinghole Creek Lickinghole Creek Lickinghole Creek detention basin and dam were constructed in 1995 As a sediment forebay to the South Rivanna Reservoir it is a stormwater catchment for the Crozet area Through a partnership with Albemarle County nearby residents can enjoy hiking trails and fishing around the lake Business Hours Office Mon Fri 7 30am 4 30pm McIntire Recycling Hours Wed Fri 8 30am 5 20pm Sat 9 30am 5 20pm Sun 12 30pm 5 20pm Ivy MUC Hours Tues Fri 7 30am 4pm Sat 8 30am 4pm Recycling Recycling and Waste Disposal

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  • Wastewater | Rivanna Authorities
    Contact Us Home Wastewater Wastewater Aerial of Moores Creek Rivanna operates four water resource recovery facilities formerly called wastewater treatment plants with a combined capacity of 15 7 million gallons per day MGD We handle all wastewater flows from City of Charlottesville and the Albemarle County Service Authority s municipal collection systems to RWSA s interceptor system of pipes and pump stations to our recovery facilities We do this efficiently economically and with the environment in mind Our largest facility shown above is our 80 acre Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility which handles all of the urban area and Crozet wastewater With over 120 000 residents as you can imagine this is no small task Over 30 highly skilled trained and licensed staff operate and maintain the treatment processes and regulatory compliance with our federal state discharge permits Learn more about the wastewater treatment process here and more our wastewater operators here In 2012 we invested in a large nutrient reduction program which goes above and beyond all state and federal nutrient requirements so that we actually earn revenue through the Virginia State Nutrient Credit Exchange Association Tim at the Flow Equalization Basins photo Andrew Shurtleff Steven Using Sludge Judge photo Andrew Shurtleff Current challenge History topography and proximity to Moores Creek have combined to bring us the challenge of operating a large scale wastewater plant in close proximity to neighborhoods and the hospital In our effort to be good neighbors we have embarked on an extensive 9 3 million dollar odor control project to address this issue We are putting in state of the art facilities including the construction of an odor control unit with technologically advanced biological scrubbers which vacuums the air space treating and neutralizing the odor compounds In the end we hope to eliminate

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  • Water Resource Recovery | Rivanna Authorities
    Event Calendar Rivanna At A Glance Contact Us Home Water Resource Recovery Water Resource Recovery In 2014 RWSA s Board of Directors renamed all wastewater plants as water resource recovery facilities in recognition of RWSA s purpose to recover valuable resources from the water treatment process Those resources include high quality water for our local streams to enhance aquatic life nutrient rich soil through compost to promote new plant life and renewable electricity from the combustion of digester gas produced from the anaerobic digestion of biosolids Supporting Our Community Needs RWSA is recognized as a leader in environmental stewardship with an impressive record of facility discharge permit compliance RWSA must comply with Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System VPDES permit limitations The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issues the discharge permit which is reviewed and reissued every five years Our strong reputation is for not only meeting but exceeding requirements in our discharge permits and we have invested in the necessary improvements to meet safety regulations ensure responsive reliable service to our customers and protect our local streams and rivers along with the Rivanna and James Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay We are a charter member of the Virginia Nutrient Credit

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  • The Wastewater Treatment Process | Rivanna Authorities
    Process Steven at Secondary Clarifier The Wastewater Treatment Process Treating wastewater protects human and environmental health Without adequate wastewater treatment there would be the potential for waterborne diseases such as cholera dysentery and typhoid and we would not be able to use our local waterways as recreational avenues When wastewater arrives at our water resource recovery facilities it is referred to as influent After it is treated and returned to our local waterways it is referred to as effluent Oftentimes effluent can be cleaner than the waterways into which it is released Wastewater treatment is highly complex involving physical chemical and biological processes Our Water Resource Recovery Facilities Rivanna Water Sewer Authority RWSA operates four water resource recovery facilities formerly called wastewater treatment plants with a combined capacity of 15 7 million gallons per day MGD Wastewater flows from City of Charlottesville and or Albemarle County Service Authority s municipal collection systems to RWSA s interceptor system of pipes and pump stations to our recovery facilities Highly skilled trained and licensed staff operates and maintain the treatment processes and regulatory compliance with our Federal State discharge permits Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility Glenmore Water Resource Recovery Facility Scottsville Water Resource Recovery Facility Stone Robinson Water Resource Recovery Facility There are Several Steps to Wastewater Treatment Preliminary Treatment Removes grit sand inorganic debris and man made objects Primary Treatment Allows for the settling and flotation of organic and inorganic solids Heavy solid particles such as food waste sink to the bottom and lighter organics such as oil and grease float to the top About 35 of the organics and 50 of the solids are removed Secondary Treatment Uses naturally occurring microorganisms to remove additional organics and solids such as sugars starches proteins detergents and soaps Nutrient Removal Eliminates most

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