CONSTRUCTION STATUS - SUFFOLK

PROJECT

"SWIFT Research Center"
Sustainable Water Phase 3 - Demonstration Facility (GN016200)

OVERVIEW

HRSD, your regional wastewater utility, is undertaking a design/build project to design and construct the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Research Center, which includes a 1 million gallon per day demonstration scale advanced water treatment facility and recharge well, pilot scale treatment facilities to support on-going research, and space for hosting and educating the public. The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate, at a meaningful scale, that advanced treatment will produce finished water that meets primary drinking water standards and is compatible with the receiving aquifer. This project is part of the larger SWIFT program that will reuse highly purified wastewater as a resource for aquifer replenishment. These efforts will sustainably recharge groundwater supplies, reduce nutrients discharged to the Chesapeake Bay, support economic development, have the potential to mitigate land subsidence and block saltwater intrusion, may increase available oyster grounds, and will provide drought resilience for more than 25 percent of all Virginians.

Learn more about HRSD's SWIFT initiative at SWIFTVA.com.

MOST RECENT UPDATE

February 1, 2018 – Construction continues to proceed SWIFT-ly and is currently on schedule. The building's structure has taken shape and will soon be fully enclosed. Work continues inside the structure with the installation of piping, mechanical, electrical systems (to support the treatment process equipment) and interior finish work throughout. Performance testing of the treatment process will begin after the equipment is installed and inspected.

TIME-LAPSE CONSTRUCTION SITE PHOTO







ROADS AFFECTED

The work will be confined to HRSD property; however, construction traffic will be entering and exiting the site using Armstead Road.

KEY DATES

Construction:
Restoration:

Spring 2017 - Winter 2018
Immediately following construction

ESTIMATED PROJECT COST

$27,064,600

HRSD CONTACTS

Director of Communications:


Project Manager:

Leila Rice, APR
757.460.7056 (Office)
757.642.1321 (Cell)

Lauren Zuravnsky, P.E.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Owner's Advisor:

Engineering Consultant:
  Project Lead:

Contractor:
  Supervisor:

CH2M, Newport News, VA

Hazen and Sawyer, Virginia Beach, VA
Dwayne Amos

Crowder Construction Co., Virginia Beach, VA
Chris Robards

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Email: Projects@hrsd.com

 

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