The Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA) distributes treated water and collects sewage for treatment, while maintaining, expanding, and replacing the infrastructure within the service area. We were created by the County Board of Supervisors in 1964 with the Crozet community as its sole customer. In the 1960s the South Rivanna Dam was constructed and several subdivisions were developed throughout the County, such as Carrsbrook, Woodbrook, Westmoreland, Northfields, Berkeley, Hessian Hills, Montvue, Colthurst, Flordon and West Leigh. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, these systems were acquired by the County for the ACSA, and the County purchased water from the City of Charlottesville supply to provide all these areas with public water, and eliminate their well systems. In 1973, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) was formed and became the wholesale provider of water and wastewater treatment for the City and ACSA.
The ACSA, now over 50 years later, provides water distribution and wastewater collection services to 19,000+ customers with over 335 miles of waterline and around 280 miles of sewer line within our service area, including the urban areas of Albemarle County, and nearby communities of Scottsville and Crozet. The community enjoys water drawn from a protected watershed contained almost entirely within the County’s borders.