News & Events
Drinking Water Week: May 7th - 13th
May 10th: Learn about your drinking water with RWSA at Ivy Creek Natural Area from 11:30am - 1pm
“To know it is to love it” is this year’s theme for National Drinking Water Week. So Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority invites the local community to visit the Ivy Creek Natural Area on Wednesday, May 10th from 11:30-1pm to learn about the people and process behind your glass of drinking water – the journey water takes from the reservoir to the tap and back to the Rivanna River. RWSA will have Natural Resources Manager, Andrea Terry, and Communications Manager, Teri Kent on hand to answer questions at an information table. As a part of this “Meet Your Reservoir” campaign, informational flyers have been deployed at the five reservoir sites: Sugar Hollow, Beaver Creek, Totier Creek, Ragged Mountain, and South Rivanna.
Infrastructure Week: May 15th - 19th
More Info Coming Soon!
Teachers: Request to have Water Conservation come teach your kids the importance of water conservation and where their water comes from.
FIX A LEAK FAMILY 5K
SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2017
10 AM AT PEN PARK
For 2017 Race Results- CLICK HERE
For 2017 Race Photos- CLICK HERE
Please Give Us Feedback- CLICK HERE
City Residents Non-City Residents
Adult: $10 Adult: $15
Youth (under 18): $7 Youth (under 18): $12
Please note: this event will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. Severe weather includes tornadoes, torrential rainfall, thunder, lightning, and thick snowfall. Updates will be sent to runners about cancellation. If the race is canceled, vouchers will be provided for when the race is rescheduled in the future.
If you have any additional questions or comments, please send them to the City of Charlottesville's Water Conservation Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call- (434) 970-3877
Charlottesville Water Conservation Newsletter
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Past Water Conservation Events:
Virginia Discovery Museum's Kid*vention: February 18th: Charlottesville's Green City Program will be there with lots of info on how to be in GREEN in Cville including how to save water!
Tom Tom Founders Festival: April 15th
UVA Earth Week Expo: April 18th- Newcomb Hall
UVA Earth Day Water Conservation Table: April 21st- UVA Lawn
Kid*Vention: Saturday, 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
Celebrate Your Drinking Water Supply: May 5th, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Ragged Mountain Reservior
Part of Drinking Water Week May 1st - 7th, 2016: Your Water- to know it is to love it
Westhaven Community Day: August 6th, 2016 10am - 1pm
Music, Food, Dancing, Community Info Fair, Games, Dunking booth, Awards, Sports Physicals and more!
Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest: Runs from September 16th - October 14th
Imagine a Day without Water: September 16th at the Downtown Mall at Central Place Plaza, Time- 11am - 1pm
We will have a fun event to kick off our 2nd Annual Imagine a Day without Water Campaign & Art Contest: Click Here for More Details
September 17th: Belmont Bash at Belmont Park, 2pm - 6pm
October 2nd: Bike Walk Play! at JPA Neighborhood
October 16th: Fry's Spring Annual Oktoberfest at Fry's Spring Beach Club, 3pm - 5pm
November 29th: Imagine a Day without Water Awards Ceremony at Albemarle Country Service Authority, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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
Fix A Leak Family 5K
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015: 10am March 22nd at Pen Park
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
For more 2015 Fix A Leak Family 5K race photos, got to our Water Conservation Facebook Page!
2014 & 2013
National Mayor's Challenge For Water Conservation: www.mywaterpledge.com
April 1st - 30th, 2017- Results coming soon!
April 1st - 30th, 2016- 3rd Place!
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 - 10th Place!
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 - 3rd Place!
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
The City of Charlottesville and Water Conservation Program are happy to announce that they have been recognized as a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The City of Charlottesville was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference on October 8th, 2015 for making a difference every day through water efficiency innovation and WaterSense promotion in 2014.
To read the full press release by the City of Charlottesville Click Here.
You can read about all the 2015 WaterSense Award Winners and more information about the WaterSense program here.
Ellen Gilinsky, EPA Office of Water Senior Policy Advisor, giving Jill Greiner, City of Charlottesville's Water Conservation Program Coordinator, the 2015 WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year Award on October 8th, 2015 at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference.