HRSD is making waves in the water industry through innovation and research to ensure future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean. Our blog is written by HRSD employees to provide suggestions, information and inspiration about all things environmental! From sustainable living guides to water saving tips, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to Making Waves!

 

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Why Landfills Should Be the Last Resort: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle first!

Published on May 10, 2021

landfill photo

Written by Lisa Bolen, HRSD Public Information Specialist

Have you ever seen a landfill? Have you ever smelled a landfill? No? Have you seen the movie WALL-E? I collected wastewater samples out of sewer manholes for 13 years, and I can tell you I prefer that smell to the smell of a landfill. It is rancid!

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3 Things I Realized During Earth Hour

Published on April 22, 2021

Earth Hour - Light Bulb

Blog contributed by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Outreach and Education Specialist

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Putting Trash In Its Place For One Month Straight! HRSD April Community Cleanups

Written by Lisa Bolen, HRSD Public Information Specialist
Published on May 5, 2021

cleanup bags

 

During the month of April, HRSD’s Sustainable Environment Advocacy (SEA) team organized a community cleanup at a different location every Saturday. Earth Day is April 22nd after all, so why not do some good by cleaning up public areas that are susceptible to litter?  

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A look at an HRSD Sustainable Infrastructure Project: Cambi THP

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on May 5, 2021

People at Cambi THP

 

There is more to infrastructure than roads and bridges. In fact, infrastructure is defined as the basic physical and organization structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise (Oxford Languages). 

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The Sustainable Closet

Written by Christel Dyer, Chief of Treatment at Atlantic/Boat Harbor/Nansemond Treatment Plant
Published on April 22, 2021

Clothes on Clothing Rack

 

Out with the old and unused, and in with the secondhand gently used!

Spring is a time for deep cleaning, decluttering, and bringing more sustainability into our lives.  Last month, I decided to finally go through my entire wardrobe, shoes and all, and get rid of the items that I had not worn within the last year. 

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