HRSD Earns Highest Form of Recognition for Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting for 37th Consecutive Year



HAMPTON – HRSD has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), earning the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for HRSD’s Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. This is HRSD’s 37th consecutive year of earning the award.

“We are truly honored to earn this distinction for our 37th consecutive year. Meeting the GFOA’s high standards requires participation from employees throughout our organization as well as the strong support of the HRSD Commission and senior leadership. The GFOA’s recognition underscores HRSD’s desire to be transparent and share our financial data to convey how HRSD is carefully using rate payer funds to achieve HRSD’s vision that future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean,” said Lee Acors, HRSD Chief of Accounting.

According to the GFOA, HRSD’s CAFR, “demonstrates a constructive ‘spirit of full disclosure’ to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.”

As the regional provider of wastewater treatment for 18 cities and counties in southeast Virginia, operating 13 treatment plants with a combined capacity of 249 million gallons per day, HRSD is recognized as a leader in the industry. SWIFT (the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow), HRSD's newest water treatment innovation, is designed to further protect the region’s environment and enhance the sustainability of the region’s groundwater.

HRSD's mission is to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads by treating wastewater effectively. A political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, HRSD was created by public referendum in 1940 and currently serves 18 cities and counties in southeast Virginia - an area with a population of 1.7 million.

HRSD Vision: Future Generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.


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