Virginia Beach Boulevard Pipeline and Pinetree Pumping Station Improvements



HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is undertaking a multiphase project to decommission its Chesapeake-Elizabeth Treatment Plant (CETP), built in 1965, located at 5332 Shore Drive, in the City of Virginia Beach. An extensive study determined it was more advantageous to upgrade parts of the sanitary sewer system throughout the city rather than upgrade existing treatment plant process systems to meet the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality requirement to reduce treated discharges to the Chesapeake Bay. As part of this larger initiative, several smaller sewer system improvement projects have been or will be implemented. Two of these projects are located along a portion of Virginia Beach Boulevard and within the Pinetree neighborhood. The answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found here.

Project Overview
The Virginia Beach Boulevard Sanitary Sewer Pipeline Improvement project will replace the existing sewer pipeline with a larger pipeline to convey the increased sewer flow along Virginia Beach Boulevard from North Lynnhaven Road to Great Neck Road. Portions of Virginia Beach Boulevard, intersections from North Lynnhaven Road to Great Neck Road, Eureka Avenue, and Parker Lane will be impacted at some point throughout construction.

The Pinetree Pumping Station Improvement project, located at 2924 Virginia Beach Boulevard, will update the internal equipment and reconfigure the external piping for the station. These improvements are needed to handle the increased flows along this corridor and improve station reliability. In coordination with the City of Virginia Beach and in an effort to minimize multiple disruptions to the public, HRSD will construct the smaller City sewer pipelines to connect City pump stations to the new HRSD pipeline .


Project Schedule
Staging: April 2019
Construction: April 2019 - Winter 2021
Restoration: Immediately following construction

Thank you for your support of this effort to help achieve HRSD's vision: Future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.

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If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the project, please feel free to contact Lisa Bolen, HRSD Public Information Specialist, at 757.460.7000 or