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Newport News City Council approves sale of 9.4 acres of Riverview Farm Park for sustainable water initiative | March 24, 2021 | The Daily Press
HRSD has spent  the last year tracking COVID-19 through our wastewater. Here’s what it’s learned | March 26, 2021 |The Virginian Pilot
Cleaning wastewater with electrons? Jefferson Lab studies how Hampton Roads sanitation District could do it | March 18, 2021 | Daily Press
Cleaning wastewater with electrons? Jefferson Lab studies how Hampton Roads Sanitation District could do it | March 18, 2021 | The Virginian Pilot
Opinion: Protecting the Chesapeake requires investment in wastewater treatment | Daily Press, February 27, 2021
Detours in place after water main break closes southbound lanes of Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach | WAVY-TV, February 5, 2021
Shellfish harvesting ban on James River extended after wastewater discharge | WAVY-TV, January 22, 2021
Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater | CLP Magazine, January 21, 2021
Hundreds in Hampton Roads have applied for utility relief. Federal Funds can help cover the bill. | The Virginian-Pilot, January 19, 2021
HRSD allowing late payments without penalty | Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal, January 13, 2021
News Briefs: Ancient Water Treatment System Uncovered in Guatemalan Forests | Treatment Plant Operator Magazine, January 13, 2021
Peninsula sewage diversion into James River stopped for time being, but residents worry about environment | WAVY, January 8, 2021
Preliminary pipe repairs made after 29 million gallons of untreated wastewater diverted into James River | The Virginian-Pilot, January 7, 2021
Untreated wastewater diverted into James River from Newport News | Daily Press, January 6, 2021
HRSD, HRUBS November & December bill due dates extended to end of January without penalty | WTKR, January 6, 2021
HRSD: Utility payment due dates extended for November, December bills | WVEC, January 6, 2021
HRSD leaders say to ignore incorrectly added bill messages following ransomware attack | WAVY, January 6, 2021
HRSD: Wastewater spill into James River is under control, 29M gallons spilled or diverted | WAVY, January 7, 2021
Wastewater spills into street after major line break in Newport News | WVEC, January 4, 2021
Line break spills wastewater into yards of some Newport News homes | Daily Press, January 4, 2021
Major wastewater line break in Newport News; health department issues shellfish harvesting ban | WAVY, January 4, 2021
Major sewer line breaks in Newport News; people warned not to walk, drive through water | WNCN, January 4, 2021

 

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