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Water Conservation Events and Campaigns In and Around Charlottesville

 Drinking Water Week: May 1st - 7th

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2016 Annual Water Quality Report is Available: Click Here

Celebrate Your Drinking Water Supply

May 5th, Ragged Mountain Reservoir: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ragged Mountain Reservoir is at full capacity, and for National Drinking Water week, Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority wants to celebrate our community’s water supply!  Come to Ragged Mountain Reservoir on Thursday, May 5th 10:30 am - noon to learn about the people and process behind our water:  from Nature to the tap to the Rivanna River.  RWSA, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District, Charlottesville Public Works, and Albemarle County Service Authority will be there with information and demonstrations on watershed protection, dam construction, water treatment, wastewater treatment, river stewardship, conservation and more. 

Free shuttles will run continuously starting at 10:25 am from Trinity Church at 1301 Fontaine Ave. No cars parked at the reservoir, please. Chris Gensic, City parks trail planner, will lead a moderately difficult 45-minute hike at 11:00 am, and a time capsule will be sunk in the reservoir at 11:55 am to mark this historic milestone for our drinking water supply, which has provided water since the 1880’s. Raffle, food, and fun for all ages.  

This rain or shine event is free. For more information on the event and your drinking water supply go to www.rivanna.org/celebrateragged. Questions? Call Teri Kent at (434) 977-2970 ext 101.

Ragged Mountain Dam October 23 2015

 


 

2016 Fix A Leak Family 5K**CANCELLED

Sunday March 20th, 10:00AM at Pen Park

We regret to inform you that we will be officially CANCELLING the Fix A Leak Family 5K scheduled for Sunday, March 20th due to the forecasted inclement weather. In addition we will NOT be rescheduling the Fix A Leak Family 5K for 2016.

All registered participants have the option to be reimbursed for their registration fee, receive free registration f or Fix A Leak 2017, or defer reimbursement. Please contact waterconservation@charlottesville.org if you registered for the race and have not received information on reimbursement.

In addition race t-shirts and water conservation Fix A Leak bags will be available for preregistered participants to pick up starting Monday, March 28th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at waterconservation@charlottesville.org.


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Past Water Conservation Events:

 2016:

Kid*VentionSaturday, February 20th @ 10am - 3pm, Key Recreation Center at the East End of Downtown Mall

World Water Day: March 22nd At University of Virginia, Clark Hall: 10am - 2pm, http://uvaworldwater.org/about/

Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Home Show: April 3rd, 10:00am - 2:00pm, John Paul Jones Arena

UVA Sustainability Advocates Water Awareness Day: April 4th, 10:00am - 2:00pm, South Lawn at UVA

Fifth Season Spring Gardening Expo: April 9th, 10:00am - 6:00pm, Fifth Season Gardening & Co, 900 Preston Ave

Water Conservation's Earth Day Celebration: April 22nd, Downtown Mall

Charlottesville Earth Week- Eco Fair: April 24th, 11:00am - 5:00pm, Downtown mall & Pavilion

 2015:

Imagine a Day without Water: October 6th - 8th and Art Contest 

City Services Fair: October 23rd 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in front of City Hall on the Downtown Mall

Fry's Spring Oktoberfest: October 25th 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Fry's Spring Beach club

Belmont Bash: October 3rd, 1pm - 5pm at Belmont Park

WVPT Kid's Book Festival: September 26th 11 am - 2 pm, JPJ Arena

17th Annual Westhaven Community Day: August 1st 10 am - 1 pm 

EcoFair: April 26nd, 2015 11am - 5pm at Main Street Arena

Kid*Vention: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 @ 10am - 3pm
Key Recreation Center at the East End of Downtown Mall
http://www.vadm.org/eventsKidvention.html


Fix A Leak Family 5Kchasing-leaks-logo

Fix A Leak Family 5K is a fun family event at the end of Fix-A-Leak Week, a national Environmental Protection Agency campaign. The event focuses on tackling water leaks in your home and other water conservation tips, resources, and rebates.

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 2016: March 20th 

We regret to inform you that we will be officially CANCELLING the Fix A Leak Family 5K scheduled for Sunday, March 20th due to the forecasted inclement weather. In addition we will NOT be rescheduling the Fix A Leak Family 5K for 2016.

All registered participants have the option to be reimbursed for their registration fee, receive free registration f or Fix A Leak 2017, or defer reimbursement. Please contact waterconservation@charlottesville.org if you registered for the race and have not received information on reimbursement.

In addition race t-shirts and water conservation Fix A Leak bags will be available for preregistered participants to pick up starting Monday, March 28th through April 8th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at waterconservation@charlottesville.org.

2015: 10am March 22nd at Pen ParkLogo for the Fix A Leak Family 5K Run for 2015

     2015 Race Winners:
        First Place Male: Michael Silvay- 20:39
        First Place Female: Emily Elias- 24:45
        First Place Youth Male: Matthew Thompson- 33:05
        First Place Youth Female: Mia Tyree- 39:39
    Full Race Results

2015 Fix A Leak Family 5K start of the race

 2015 Fix a Leak Family 5K Flo with some runners 2015 Fix A Leak Family 5K Flo and Friend

 For more 2015 Fix A Leak Family 5K race photos, got to our Water Conservation Facebook Page!

2014 & 2013

Group of runners in the 2013 Fix A Leak 5k The running toilet in the 2013 Fix A Leak 5K

Mother and child with Flo the EPA WaterSense mascot at 2013 Fix A Leak Family 5K

 


 

National Mayor's Challenge For Water Conservation: www.mywaterpledge.com

April 1st - 30th, 2016

www.mywaterpledge.com
The City of Charlottesville is once again joining other cities across the country in asking our residents to take part in the national Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Mayor Signer has signed Charlottesville up for this challenge, and encourages Charlottesville residents to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of the City of Charlottesville and pledge their commitment at www.mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April.

April 1 - 30th, 2015
www.mywaterpledge.com 
In 2015, over 3,900 cities in all 50 U.S. states participated contributing more than 391,325 pledges online. The nation pledged to reduce the use of more than 1.5 billion gallons of freshwater.
The City of Charlottesville ranked in the top 10 out of cities populated between 30,000 and 99,999 people for 2015. Charlottesville made over 1854 water saving pledges committing to reduce water use by 7,228,617 gallons of water this year, which is enough water to fill 11 olympic-sized swimming pools. In addition we will use 22,044 fewer single-use plastic bottles, our landfills will be 230,784 pounds less, 35,897,094 pounds of CO2 will be mitigated, and Charlottesville consumers will save $171,844 from their water saving changes!

April 1 - 30th, 2014
http://www.mywaterpledge.com/campaign/national-campaign-2014/
Charlottesville ranked 3rd out of cities populated between 30,000 and 99,999 people for 2014

Over 3,600 cities in all 50 U.S. states participated in the 2014 Mayor's Challenge, and together we pledged to reduce our annual consumption of freshwater by 1.4 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 36 million pounds, and prevent more than 179,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.

The Wyland Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1 - 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign. To find out more about the Wyland Foundation visit their website: www.wylandfoundation.org