HRSD History

Visionary citizens of the region, on November 5, 1940, passed the referendum that established the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As it prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its creation, HRSD is paying tribute to those with the courage to vote to eliminate sewage pollution in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay by publishing the story of their legacy. In the months leading to November 5, 2015, we will post chapters that describe our challenges and achievements during the early decades of our history.

We will add more chapters as the legacy project continues into 2016. We hope that by understanding HRSD’s contributions to the health of area waterways and the economy of Coastal Virginia, those we serve will appreciate their role in "Living the Legacy." We also invite you to click on the links below to view the many environmental education and community service activities HRSD is conducting to call attention to our heritage and engage the public in achieving our vision: Future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.


We will be publishing the chapters that cover HRSD's 21st century achievements in 2016.
Look on the homepage under What’s New for an announcement each time another chapter is posted!






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Main Office: 1434 Air Rail Avenue,

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Phone: 757.460.2261