HRSD Continues 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. It has been determined through water sampling that a small amount of diluted sewage from the stormwater retention pond adjacent to Kempsville Road and the Great Bridge Bypass may have reached the intercostal waterway in the vicinity of the Great Bridge Lock Park.

As a precaution, residents should avoid contact and use of the waters from the stormwater retention pond and in the vicinity of Great Bridge Lock Park 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.


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Lisa Bolen – 757.460.7000
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