Urban Water Supply

The ACSA customers in the urban ring that surrounds the City of Charlottesville are served by a variety of water supplies:

  • The Sugar Hollow Reservoir is located in the northwest portion of Albemarle County. The water from Sugar Hollow flows through the Ragged Mountain Reservoir on its way to the Observatory Water Treatment Plant at the western edge of the University of Virginia campus. This treated water mainly serves the university community, but also some ACSA customers near, and west of, the U.S. Rt. 250 Bypass.
  • The Ragged Mountain Reservoir is located near the U.S. Rt. 250 Bypass at Interstate 64, approximately 4 miles west of Charlottesville. Construction to expand the water supply storage was completed in late 2014.
  • The South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir is located off Route 29, north of Charlottesville and is the source of water for the great majority of our urban ring customers who are generally located south of Airport/Proffit Road. The Mechums and Moormans River are two major tributaries to the Reservoir.
  • Customers who are located north of Airport/Proffit Road are generally served by treated water that is drawn directly from the North Fork Rivanna River.

Crozet Water Supply

The Beaver Creek Reservoir is the supply of water for the Crozet system.

Scottsville Water Supply

Totier Creek & Totier Creek Reservoirsupplies water for the Scottsville system.

Red Hill Water Supply

The Red Hill Community is supplied by a 500-foot deep well located 0.3 miles east of the intersection of U.S. Route 29 and VA Route 710 (Taylors Gap Road). Unlike the other water supplies, the ACSA owns and maintains the Red Hill well system.

Our Water Supply

Where does your water come from?

Below you will find our Watershed Map. Click on one of the bodies of water in blue on the map below to learn more about that reservoir/river, including recreational information, storage capacity and directions.

Daily Reservoir, Rainfall and Storage Tank Levels

To view the Daily Water Status Report provided by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, click here.

Water System

Annual Consumer Confidence Reports (Water Quality Reports)

Urban Area



Red Hill