Albemarle County Service Authority
In addition to retailing finished water and sewer collection services, ACSA constructs pumping stations and line extensions; purchases, connects, and upgrades private water systems; installs water supply and sewage collector systems; and inspects and maintains developer-contributed water delivery and sanitary sewage systems.
ACSA purchases its water and wastewater treatment services from the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), which operates the water and wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs and transmission and interceptor lines serving both ACSA and Charlottesville Water and Sewer Division customers.
ACSA serves customers in the urban ring of the County surrounding the Charlottesville, the Town of Scottsville, and the villages of Crozet, Hollymead and Rivanna. At June 30, 2009, ACSA served 16,670 connections, or an approximately 26,353 units, or an estimated 61,730 individual customers.
ACSA is governed by a six-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Board of Directors
Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. All meetings are open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions.
Board members serve four-year terms. The current board members are:
- Charles Tolbert, Jack Jouett District, Member since January 2014
- Holly Hueston, Scottsville District, Member since January 2012
- Bill Kittrell, White Hall District
- Clarence Roberts, Rivanna District, Member since May 2004
- Jennifer Sulzberger, Samuel Miller District, Member since 2014
- Kimberly Swanson, Rio District, Member since January 2014
Former board members
Gary Fern was the executive director of the Authority from March 2006 until his leave from the post on February 26, 2010. Fern's predecessor, Bill Brent, held the position from February 1980 to March 2006.
ACSA was created by the Board of Supervisors in 1964, as enabled by the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act.
In June 1973, the Authority joined Charlottesville in selling its water and sewer treatment and major distribution facilities to the RWSA. Two years later, the ACSA bought city-owned water and sewer lines and related equipment that had previously served county customers.
- Main article: Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
1977 mandated connection policy
The ACSA adopted a policy that required homes in the county's designated development area to be connected to sewer if it were possible. 
2009 connection fee increases
In August 2009 water and sewer connection fees (termed "system development fees") were $1,037 and $1,532, respectively. At their August 20 2009 meeting the board voted 5-1, with Martin in dissent, to raise fees for water and sewer connections an average of 13% effective September 1, 2009, with a further increase effective on March 1, 2010..
New meters in 2019
The ACSA has been planning for many years to upgrade the metering infrastructure in order to improve the ability to track down leaks at the homes and businesses of ratepayers. The roll-out of the $6.4 million system will begin in 2020 with conversion expected to be complete in 2022. 
- Web. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2009, Breeden, Lisa, Albemarle County Service Authority, 6 Nov. 2009, retrieved 1 Dec. 2009.
- E-mail to Sean Tubbs of Charlottesville Tomorrow from Gary Fern received on February 13, 2009
- Web. Charlottesville City Manager Gary O'Connell to lead Albemarle's water authority, Brian Wheeler, News Center, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 28, 2010
- Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, January 12, 1977, retrieved July 15, 2019.
- Developers successfully lobby water authority to delay rate increases, Brian Wheeler and Tarpley Ashworth, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 30, 2009.
- Web. County water meters set for tech upgrade, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 26, 2019, retrieved October 27, 2019. Print. Octobere 27. 2019 page A1.
- 168 Spotnap Road
- Charlottesville, VA 22911