HRSD Continues Repairs, Begins Clean Up Following Sanitary Sewer Force Main Failure



CHESAPEAKE HRSD crews continue working to complete repairs on a sanitary sewer force main at the intersection of Kempsville Road and Stillwater Drive. Sampling from nearby waters following the spill indicates that it is contained within the stormwater retention pond adjacent to Kempsville Road and the Great Bridge Bypass. HRSD crews are developing a remediation plan to clean up the stormwater retention pond and will begin mobilization today.


Residents should avoid contact and use of the waters from the stormwater retention pond until further notice. 

While our project team works diligently around the clock to correct this issue and minimize its impacts, you may experience some traffic delays, odor and noise associated with construction. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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.


Should you have any questions or comments, you may contact:

Media Contact:

Lisa Bolen – 757.460.7000
Public Information Specialist