Emergency Bypass for Sewer Facility Circumvents Natural and Manmade Obstacles

The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA)

Charlottesville, Virginia

When operators at the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) in Charlottesville, Virginia discovered a compromise in the 54- inch secondary effluent water line at their Moores Creek Advanced Water Resource Recovery Facility, they took immediate action to address the problem. The obvious solution was an emergency bypass, but the facility needed a temporary system that wouldn’t harm the creek or shut down the critical access bridge crossing it.

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