James River Treatment Plant SWIFT Improvements
James River SWIFT Facility and James River SWIFT Treatment Plant Advanced Nutrient Reduction Improvements
HRSD Capital Improvement Program Project (GN016360) and (JR013400)


HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is implementing the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Program at select HRSD wastewater treatment facilities to produce a highly-treated water (SWIFT Water®) that meets drinking water standards and is suitable for recharge of the Potomac Aquifer. Highly-treated wastewater from up to seven of HRSD’s existing treatment facilities will be treated at new SWIFT facilities, and at program completion in 2032, HRSD intends to recharge the Potomac Aquifer with up to 100 million gallons of SWIFT Water per day. This program will help reverse declining groundwater levels, reduce salt water intrusion, slow or reduce land subsidence and significantly reduce the amount of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay, thereby helping to ensure HRSD’s ability to protect public health and the environment in alignement with HRSD’s Mission and Vision.

The James River SWIFT Facility project includes design and construction of new facilities that will apply advanced water treatment to highly-treated wastewater from the James River Treatment Plant. The proposed facility is expected to have an advanced treatment capacity of 16 million gallons a day (mgd). The project includes design and construction of new facilities that will apply advanced water treatment to highly-treated wastewater effluent from the James River Treatment Plant.

The James River Treatment Plant Advanced Nutrient Reduction Improvements project includes the design and construction of improvements to the secondary treatment process at the James River Treatment Plant. These advanced secondary treatment improvements, including nutrient reduction measures, will be required to provide stable source water quality that meets the influent requirements of the SWIFT Facility. 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 SWIFTVA.com.

Project Cost: Ranges between $300 and $400 million dollars

Timeline

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