The City of Charlottesville has over 171 miles of gravity wastewater lines and over 5,700 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.
For an interactive map of all capital improvement projects within the City, please visit the online CIP Viewer.
The Fats, Oils and Grease Program (FOG) is intended to reduce blockages in City sanitary pipes. FOG buildup can clog sewer and drainage pipes, resulting in messy, costly overflows. It is bad for businesses, homes, the environment, and public health. Some examples of FOG: Cooking oil, gravy, butter, sauces, oil from cooked meats, sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, cream, soup, and food scraps.