The Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) will add advanced treatment processes to several HRSD facilities to produce water that meets drinking water standards. This SWIFT Water will then be treated to match the existing groundwater chemistry and added to the Potomac Aquifer, the primary source of groundwater throughout eastern Virginia. This will achieve several important benefits that will help ensure future generations inherit clean and abundant waterways.

HRSD is exploring ways to produce purified water to help the Bay, provide a source of sustainable groundwater, reduce the rate at which land is sinking and prevent saltwater intrusion.