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Drought Update: Drought warning restrictions are NOT IN EFFECT for the City of Charlottesville

Fix a Leak Month: March 1st - 31st

  • Home Scavenger Hunt
  • Virtual Fix a Leak Family 5K

Earth Week Events

Water Conservation will be featured at these Earth Week events as part of the Charlottesville- A Green City table!

  • UVA Tom Tom Career Expo: April 20th, 1 - 4pm, at ERI
  • UVA and Community Eco-Fair: April 21st, 12 - 3pm at McIntire Amphitheater
  • Earth Day on the Downtown Mall: April 22nd, 9am - 3pm

Kid*Vention: April 28th at the Downtown Pavilion

  • Learn how to be a Green Kid in a Green City!

Rain Barrel Workshop: May 11th, 6 - 7pm

Captured rainwater is perfect for irrigating landscaped beds, watering potted plants, and outdoor chores like bike or car washing. Rain barrels can reduce stormwater runoff from your property, which is beneficial to local waterways.

  • Pen Park (1400 Pen Park Road) Shelters 2 & 3
  • Register with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation (LINK): Registration goes live at 10am on 4/24
  • Cost: $40*, You will receive a plastic barrel and a DIY assembly kit with your workshop registration.
  • One barrel per household, barrel size 50 - 60 gallons
  • Workshop Presented By: City of Charlottesville, Rivanna Stormwater Education Partnership, Albemarle County Service Authority, Piedmont Master Gardeners, and James River Association
  • Note: You must have transportation to bring your barrel home, 1 barrel will take up the entire backseat of a typical sedan.

*City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County Service Authority water utility customers are eligible for an additional $30 rebate for attending the workshop. Rebate requests must be made AFTER the rain barrel is installed, you must be eligible for a rain barrel rebate, you must show proof of installation, and additional terms apply, please contact your water supplier’s rain barrel rebate program for questions.Rain Barrel Workshop Square Image

Rivanna RiverFest: May 20th, 2 - 9pm, at Rivanna River CompanyRivanna RiverFest Logo Vertical

Come Celebrate and Experience Your River!

Fun times await at the Rivanna River Company! Join  us for a celebration of the Rivanna River. Enjoy fun family-friendly activities, river recreation, live performances, food, drink, and more!

2021 Water Conservation Program Highlight Report (PDF) 

Check out some of our program's great successes in 2021! We could not have done it without the Charlottesville's community help and support to save water.

 Need some ideas on how to save water this year? Make Water Saving Part of your Future in 2022 with this handy checklist (PDF)!

If you are interested in having the Charlottesville Water Conservation Program at your local virtual event or meeting , or if you are looking for water saving resources for a community group please contact us using our Contact Us Form.

2022 WaterSense Logo Sustained Excellence
2021 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award (PNG)
2020 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Logo
Logo from Environmental Protection Agency for winning the Sustained Excellence Award in 2019
2018 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Logo
2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award Logo
2016 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award Logo
2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award Logo