"Nansemond Treatment Plant SWIFT Improvements"
Nansemond Treatment Plant Advanced Nutrient Reduction Improvements (ANRI), Phase II
Nansemond SWIFT Facility
Nansemond Recharge Wells (On Site)

HRSD Capital Improvement Program Project (NP013820, GN016380 & GN016381)

HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is implementing the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Program by constructing the second SWIFT Facility at the Nansemond Treatment Plant to produce a highly-treated water (SWIFT Water®) that meets drinking water standards and is suitable for recharge of the Potomac Aquifer. 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 Promise and Vision.

Advanced Nutrient Reduction Improvements (ANRI):
The first step to producing SWIFT Water® is at the Nansemond Treatment Plant Advanced Nutrient Reduction Improvements (ANRI) project. This project will increase the wastewater treatment capacity to 50 million gallons per day (mgd) and provide a higher quality of wastewater. This additional capacity will accommodate the flow from the Boat Harbor Treatment Plant which is closing in 2025. The Boat Harbor Treatment Plant is being converted to a pump station, which will send flow to the Nansemond Treatment Plant. Once the treatment plant upgrades are completed, the final step in the project will be the construction of the Nansemond SWIFT Facility project.

SWIFT Facility:
The SWIFT facility will provide the improvements necessary to produce SWIFT Water® and deliver it to the recharge wells. From the Nansemond SWIFT Facility, HRSD intends to recharge the Potomac Aquifer with up to 34 million gallons a day (mgd) of SWIFT Water®.

Together, the overall goal of the Nansemond projects is to help support growth and protect future generations. 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: Approximately $952,000,000

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