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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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Written by Brantley Bissette, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on February 1, 2024

A wetland at sunset

Did you know that Virginia has over one million acres of wetlands?

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: Sewage Spill Response: It’s in our DNA. 

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Published on January 29, 2024

wastewater vip


For those of us who cherish the waters of Hampton Roads, the very thought of a sewage spill can be unsettling. But did you know that with sensitive DNA technology, HRSD scientists are able to safeguard the health of our waterways?

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Meet My 3 Kitchen Besties! How I Reduce My Waste in the Kitchen

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on December 27, 2023

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Whether it’s grabbing snacks for lunches and baseball practices or making dinners that my kids most likely won’t eat (if you know, you know!), I find myself in the kitchen a lot. With the extra time in the kitchen, I realized I was creating extra waste as well.

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Last-Minute Gift Shopping? Consider these Eco-Friendly Options!

Written by Brantley Bissette, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on December 15, 2023

A used bird field guide.

We’re already thick into the holiday season, and although gifts for loved ones are already piling up under trees, tucked away in closets or crammed into mailboxes, the hunt for those last-minute gifts continues for many of us.

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Interview with HRSD Employee and Children's Book Author Christel Dyer

Written by Brantley Bissette, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on November 29, 2023

Artwork from Christel Dyer's book Lemon and Cedar

In the latest entry to the Making Waves blog, we sit down with Christel Dyer to discuss her career at HRSD as well as her upcoming children's book, Lemon and Cedar.

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