News & Events
Drought Update: Drought warning restrictions are no longer in effect for the City of Charlottesville
City of Charlottesville 2018 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available: Click Here
Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest: Open September 10th - October 15th
New Theme: How Do You Save Water?
Belmont Bash: September 15th, 2 - 6 pm at Belmont Park
Imagine a Day without Water Event: October 10th on the Downtown Mall, 11 am - 1 pm
Imagine a Day without Water Fan Favorite Voting: November 1st - 15th
Link will be available November 1st
Imagine a Day without Water Winners Announcement: November 19th
Check out some cool things the Water Conservation Program did in 2017 in our Program Report! Click Here
Teachers: Request to have Water Conservation come teach your kids the importance of water conservation and where their water comes from.
Charlottesville Water Conservation Newsletter
Interested in getting monthly updates from the Charlottesville Water Conservation Program? Join our newsletter and find out about all the upcoming events, news, and water saving tips and resources! Please email us for details: email@example.com
Past Water Conservation Events:
Kid*Vention: 10am - 3pm, Saturday, February 10th at Key Rec Center
World Water Day: March 22nd, Celebrate by hiking at Ivy Creek on March 31st at 2pm: Click Here for More Info
UVA Earth Week Expo at Newcomb Hall Ballroom from 11am - 2pm
Earth Day: April 22nd, Celebrate at Charlottesville Eco Fair at IX Art Park on April 22nd from 11am - 4pm: Click Here for More Info
Drinking Water Week: May 6 - 12
Infrastructure Week: May 14 - 21
National Public Works Week: May 20 - 26
Festival of the Home: June 2nd 10 am - 5 pm at IX Art Park, Click here for more info
Westhaven Community Day: August 4th
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
Drinking Water Week: May 7th - 13th- May 10th: Learn about your drinking water with RWSA at Ivy Creek Natural Area
Westhaven Community Day: August 5th, 10am-1pm at 803 Hardy Drive
Belmont Bash: September 16th, 2-6pm at Bemont Park
Rockin the Rivanna: 10:30am - 3:00pm, September 30th at Darden Towe and Riverview Park
UVA Fall Sustainability Festival: October 31st at UVA Hospital
"Why Does Every Drop Count" Art Contest: Accepting entries September 12th - October 16th: Click Here for Details
Imagine a Day without Water Event: 11am - 1pm, October 11th on the Downtown Mall: Click Here for Details
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.
2018: March 17th
For 2018 Race Results: Click Here
For 2018 Event Photos: Click Here
For 2018 Runner Photos: Click Here
2017: March 26th
For 2017 Race Results- CLICK HERE
For 2017 Race Photos- CLICK HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you registered for the race and have not received information on reimbursement.
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 about the WaterSense Partner Awards and the City of Charlottesville's 2014 Water Conservation accomplishments: Click 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.
The City of Charlottesville and Water Conservation Program are happy to announce that they have been recognized as a 2016 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 6th, 2016 for making a difference every day through water efficiency innovation and WaterSense promotion in 2015.
To read about the WaterSense Partner Awards and the City of Charlottesville's 2015 Water Conservation accomplishments: Click Here
The City of Charlottesville received one of 20 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money. The City of Charlottesville’s Water Conservation program was honored as a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award winner for several key programs and community engagement including:
- The Imagine a Day without Water campaign and student art contest with 445 youth entries from the City and County showing what a day without water means to them.
- A new focus on being water smart outside with weather driven messaging to help inform the community when to water their lawns and promote ways to save water when it’s hot out.
- Consistent participation in numerous community events throughout the entire year as well as promotion of conservation messages and tips to save water through TV commercials, print ads, radio ads, and social media.
- Distribution of over 500 water conservation kits plus an additional 1,100 WaterSense labeled showerheads and 1,492 WaterSense labeled faucet aerators to City residents.
Thank you to City of Charlottesville residents that support and help make the Charlottesville Water Conservation Program such a success! We are excited to find new and innovative ways to save water in Charlottesville.
Jill Greiner, Charlottesville Water Conservation Program Coordinator, receiving the 2017 EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year Award from Leo Gueriguian, acting Associate Director, OWN Water Infrastructure Division, U.S. EPA.