HRSD Does Not Collect Trash

But here is a list of links to the localities we serve that may help answer your trash and recycling questions.

Environmental Monitoring and Analylsis

VPDES Permits

Services are available for monitoring and analysis, as required by DEQ-issued VPDES permits, including permit application and routine monitoring for Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs). General services encompass organic, inorganic, and microbiological analyses. Low-level sampling and analytical techniques are used to monitor for organics, metals, and mercury. All sampling and analyses for VPDES permits comply with federal Clean Water Act provisions.


Monitoring and analyses of stormwater runoff and illicit discharges are conducted according to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and VPDES permit programs for Clean Water Act compliance. Runoff samples are analyzed for conventional pollutants. Monitoring is conducted using methods approved under Title 40 CFR Part 136 or alternate methods approved by EPA or the appropriate state regulatory agency.


Monitoring of the groundwater system at landfills and other disposal sites is performed according to Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations (Title 9 Chapter 80).

Industrial Pretreatment

Sampling and analyses of wastewater discharged from industries and businesses comply with Title 40 CFR Part 136 guidelines. Title 40 CFR Part 403 regulations govern services for permitting, compliance monitoring, enforcement, and surcharge assessment of industrial and commercial facilities. Other services include consultation and development of plans for industrial wastewater discharge permit programs, enforcement response, and Best Management Practices (BMP) assessment.

Water Quality

Sampling and analyses of process streams and ambient waters identify sources of inorganic and organic pollutants and monitor for biological indicators of water quality. Methods are selected based on regulatory requirements and reporting levels for each project.

Solid Waste

Analyses are performed for a variety of solid waste samples such as soil, biosolids, and incinerator ash (including the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure), according to EPA SW-846. Monitoring complies with Title 40 CFR Part 503 standards and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements.


Air monitoring programs are conducted in compliance with state and federal regulations for air quality emissions according to Title 60 FR Reference Method 9. Programs include air sampling and analysis, odor monitoring, odor control performance evaluations, and visible emissions evaluations.

Your sewer bill pays for the collection and treatment of the wastewater you generate in your home or business, the repair or replacement of broken sewer lines and manholes, the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant, and the debt the town incurred in the past for the existing system and improvements.

No. Unlike many other town services, Urbanna’s sanitary sewer system is not funded with tax dollars. HRSD, your public wastewater utility, is funded solely by connection fees and user charges.


Chesapeake Avenue Sanitary Sewer Pipeline Replacement


--Portion of Chesapeake Avenue closing to traffic--


HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is replacing a sanitary sewer pipeline located along a portion of Chesapeake Avenue from the Monitor Merrimac Overlook Park to the HRSD Pumping Station near Claremont Avenue. This work should take place primarily between the hours of

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • The contractor has completed pipe installation in Newport News and is advancing into Hampton to continue the next phase of work.
  • Beginning as early as January 10, Chesapeake Avenue will be closed to thru traffic in both directions from Pear Avenue to Locust Avenue. Residents living along the work zone will still be able to access their homes.
  • A signed detour will be in place redirecting thru traffic around the construction via Blair Avenue.
  • This work can be weather and situation dependent and should not affect your water or sewer services.

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

For additional information please visit the project’s website page,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as HRSD works to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads in keeping with our vision:

Future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.

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

HRSD Community Relations:

Karen C. Russo-Scarano
(757) 460-7000
Onsite Inspector

(Emergent concerns):

Todd Walker
(757) 903-7018

Traffic Advisory March 7, 2018

Sanitary Sewer Repair Will Require Overnight Lane Closures Tonight on Kempsville, Providence Roads in Virginia Beach



VIRGINIA BEACH – Motorists are advised that HRSD will make repairs within portions of its sanitary sewer force main located in the intersection of Kempsville Road and Providence Road tonight, Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8.

During this time, the right northbound lane of Kempsville Road and the left eastbound lane of Providence Road will be closed at the intersection. Motorists will continue to have access to the intersection at a reduced capacity while the work is performed.

HRSD’s mission is to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads by treating wastewater effectively. A political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, HRSD was created by public referendum in 1940 and currently serves 18 cities and counties in southeast Virginia, an area with a population of 1.7 million

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

Media Contact

Leila Rice, APR – 757.460.7056
Director of Communications