HRSD is making waves in the water industry through innovation and research to ensure future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean. Our blog is written by HRSD employees to provide suggestions, information and inspiration about all things environmental! From sustainable living guides to water saving tips, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to Making Waves!


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Showing Appreciation To Our Water Heroes On Wastewater Professionals Day

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on June 28, 2024

We're celebrating Virginia Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Day this week! 

Wastewater professionals are essential to ensuring communities have access to clean water and a safe environment. Today, we take a moment to recognize their invaluable contributions to our communities on Wastewater Professionals Day.

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On The Scene of a 31,000-ft Pipe Installation Under the James River

Written by Shawn Maxfield,
Published on May 22, 2024


HRSD has over 40 projects across the Hampton Roads areas, many consisting of pipe installation on land, which can be tricky at times. But imagine trying to install a pipe underwater! As part of the Boat Harbor Treatment Plant Conversion and Transmission project, Garney Construction took on this challenge.

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: Sewage Spill Response: It’s in our DNA. 

Written by Hunter White,
Published on January 29, 2024


For those of us who cherish the waters of Hampton Roads, the very thought of a sewage spill can be unsettling. But did you know that with sensitive DNA technology, HRSD scientists are able to safeguard the health of our waterways?

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HRSD Engineers are Reshaping The Future! 4 Innovative Engineering Projects In Hampton Roads

Written by Lacie Wever, HRSD Community Education and Outreach Specialist
Published on March 28, 2024

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Every year HRSD celebrates Engineers week and the importance of Engineering in shaping the future. This year, Engineers Week was celebrated February 18 – 24, 2024. Engineering is the cornerstone of human progress, continually propelling us forward and creating innovative solutions to problems around the world.

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Protecting the James River Treatment Plant: Strengthening Shorelines and Enhancing Community Access to Parks

Written by Courtney Kubu , AECOM (guest contributor)
Published on February 29, 2024

The James River Treatment Plant leads the way as the first HRSD plant to undergo renovations, advancing toward a more sustainable future initiated by the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) program.

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