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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How Sunscreens Impact Marine Life

Written by Lenzie Ward, P3 Specialist
Published on May 5, 2022

How sunscreen impacts marine life

Have you ever forgotten your sunscreen on a beach day and left the beach looking like a lobster?

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WANT TO WORK FOR WATER? Become a Pretreatment and Pollution Prevention Specialist (P3 Specialist)

Published on September 9, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Image

​We know that when we flush the toilet, the waste doesn’t just go “away”. Instead, it comes to one of HRSD’s 16 treatment plants. HRSD cleans the dirty water that travels from the homes of over 1.9 million residents in Hampton Roads.

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Can you recycle your Christmas packaging?

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on December 21, 2021

Christmas Tree

Once the stockings are hung and Santa has given all the boys and girls their gifts, what do you do with all the packing and wrapping paper these thoughtful gifts came in? With the busyness of unwrapping all the gifts and collecting all the trash, it is easy to mix all the materials and not realize which items are recyclable and which aren’t.

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15 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Wastewater Approved!

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on December 14, 2021

Elf cover photo

There is so much buzz and excitement around Christmas time, especially when it comes to Elf on the Shelf. Is your family team Elf on the Shelf?

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What Not To Flush | Toilet Tales With A Toddler

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on November 30, 2021

toilet paper in toilet

Now that I’m a mom of a toddler, the word “no” is used pretty frequently in my household. 

toddler and baby at toilet
“No, you can’t go outside without your jacket.”

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