Eastern Shore Sewer Infrastructure Improvements


--Pipe Installation Work to Begin--

HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is undertaking a project to construct a system of sewer pipes and pumping stations to convey wastewater flows from the Towns of Nassawadox and Exmore, and existing sewer customers in Accomack County to the Onancock Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). This system will provide for improved wastewater treatment for the Towns of Nassawadox and Exmore and improve sanitary sewer service reliability to existing customers of Accomack County. The answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are provided here. Pipe installation is scheduled to begin in the vicinity of your home/business this week. This work should take place primarily between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.


  • In the upcoming weeks, sewer pipe installation work will begin in the vicinity of your home/business along Market Street in Onancock between Boundary Avenue and Hartman Avenue, along Hartman Avenue, and along Boundary Avenue just north of Market Street.
  • This work will take place during daytime and predominately in the public right-of-way.
  • Be aware, traffic patterns will shift and will include partial street closures. Traffic control measures, signage, and detours will be in place. Local residents will have access to their properties.
  • On-street parking will be temporarily restricted. Signs stating this will be posted ahead of the work.
  • This work should not affect your water or sewer services.
  • This work is anticipated to be completed in 4-5 weeks. Due to the nature of construction, work is weather and situation dependent and dates are subject to change.

While our project team works diligently to minimize impacts, you may notice increased noise, traffic, crews, and heavy equipment (with back-up safety alarms) associated with construction. Please take care when traveling around the construction area and for your safety, do not enter the site.

Please visit the project’s webpage for more information:

Should you have any questions or comments, you may contact:

HRSD Public Information Specialist:

Lisa Bolen

HRSD Project Manager:

Phil Hubbard
(757) 460-7049