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The City of Charlottesville has over 170 miles of gravity wastewater lines and over 5,500 manholes. This system collects the wastewater from residential areas and businesses, transporting it to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority's Moore's Creek Treatment Plant. Charlottesville Wastewater maintains the collection system through general maintenance and emergency situations 24 hours a day.

To learn about sewer easements, click here.



For an interactive map of all capital improvement projects within the City, please visit the online CIP Viewer.

Click here to read about how you can protect your home's sewer service lateral.

For sewer system details and specifications, please view appendix D and F on the neighborhood development page.

For information regarding Meter and Service Line Ownership, click here

Learn how you can help reduce blockages in City sanitary pipes by becoming aFOGBuster Logo

Contact Information 

To apply for a sewer tap, please contact Utility Billing at (434) 970-3211

For public sewer emergencies, ex: water flowing from a manhole, please contact our 24/7 dispatcher at (434) 970-3800

To obtain a permit to replace your service lateral, contact Neighborhood Development Services at (434) 970-3182