James River Treatment Plant SWIFT Improvements
James River SWIFT Facility
James River SWIFT Treatment Plant Advanced Nutrient Reduction Improvements
James River Land Improvements
James River Recharge Wells

HRSD Capital Improvement Program Project (GN016360, JR013400, GN016344, GN016361 and GN016362)

HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is implementing the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Program by constructing the first SWIFT Facility at the James River Treatment Plant to produce a highly-treated water (SWIFT Water®) that meets drinking water standards and is suitable for recharge of the Potomac Aquifer. From the James River SWIFT Facility, HRSD intends to recharge the Potomac Aquifer with up to 16 million gallons a day (mgd) of SWIFT Water®. This Program will help reverse declining groundwater levels, significantly reduce the amount of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay, and may reduce saltwater intrusion and land subsidence, thereby helping to ensure HRSD’s ability to protect public health and the environment in alignment with HRSD’s Mission and Promise.

These James River Treatment Plant SWIFT Improvements also include multiple separate projects, including recharge well drilling to support aquifer replenishment and approximately two miles of new walking/running trails to enhance Riverview Farm Park. The well drilling will occur at multiple sites within the Riverview Farm Park and James River Treatment Plant. The new trail system will be constructed in two phases.  When all phases are complete the trails will provide connections from Riverview Farm Park to the Menchville Marina; a trail along Flax Mill Creek, the James River, and Deep Creek; interior connectivity; and a link to planned amenities associated with new well house buildings as part of the SWIFT project.

To learn more about SWIFT or to schedule a tour of the SWIFT Research Center (located at HRSD’s Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, VA), please visit www.hrsd.com/swift/.

Project Cost: Ranges between $500 and $600 million dollars



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