HRSD issues Indirect Wastewater Discharge Permits enabling waste haulers to discharge at all authorized HRSD treatment plants. Wastewater haulers are regulated by HRSD in accordance with Section 305 of the HRSD Industrial Wastewater Discharge Regulations, Discharge of Hauled Wastes. HRSD allows these permitted waste haulers to discharge non-industrial wastes including domestic septage, food service grease control device (GCD) waste, collection, holding and transfer (CHT) wastes from vessels, and wastes from portable toilets.
Permitted waste haulers are inspected bi-annually and are routinely checked at HRSD treatment plants. Each discharge location is continuously monitored and digitally recorded by CCTV. In addition to verifying proper discharge procedures by video, discharge volumes are verified through a scale database system and through email prompts programmed into the scale system. These hauled wastes are billed in accordance with the current HRSD Rate Schedule for Hauled Wastewater.
HRSD also operates the Regional Residual Facility (RRF) located at the Nansemond Treatment Plant. The RRF is available for the disposal of residuals generated during line cleaning or pump station maintenance of HRSD and locality owned sanitary sewerage systems. Users are authorized and regulated through the HRSD Best Management Practice (BMP) for the Regional Residuals Facility (RRF). Training on the use of the facility is provided by the Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention (P3) Division and the Nansemond Treatment Plant.
Septic Tank: a water-tight covered receptacle designed to receive and process the sewage discharge from a building. The effluent from the septic tank is distributed for disposal through the soil. Settled solids and scum from the tank are pumped out periodically and hauled to a treatment facility.
Grey water: wastewater generated from sink drains, lavatories, showers, dishwashers, and laundries – usually associated with a vessels CHT system. It does not include industrial wastes, infectious wastes or human body wastes. Grey water is not an acceptable description for wastewater discharge to an HRSD Treatment Plant; the waste hauler must specify the source of the grey water (i.e. from a CHT system).
Domestic Holding Tank: a system utilized on portable offices/trailers, typically at temporary locations where there is no direct sanitary sewer connection, for collection of both domestic sewage and grey water. It does not include industrial wastewater.
A passive device required to stop grease (non-hydrocarbon), fat, oil, wax or debris from entering the sanitary sewer system. The two main types are: hydromechanical grease interceptor (usually inside the building) and gravity grease interceptors (outside in the ground). Fats, oils, and greases (FOG) cause blockages in the sanitary sewerage system, ultimately causing backups and overflows. Interceptors are designed to separate greasy materials from the wastewater, for subsequent removal, before they can enter and adversely affect the sanitary sewerage system. Discharge of food service grease control device waste is prohibited at the York River Treatment Plant.
A facility including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another. They are used for a variety of infrastructure systems, such as the supplying of water, the drainage of low-lying land, and the removal of sewage. Municipal or private sewage pump (lift) stations are used to help transport wastewater from homes and businesses across the city/county to HRSD pump stations, which then route the flow to HRSD treatment plants. Only liquids and floatables from pump stations may be discharged at HRSD plants (sludge is prohibited).
A portable, self-contained outhouse manufactured of molded plastic, utilized as a temporary toilet for collection of domestic sewage (human body wastes only), typically at construction sites or large gatherings and events. Portable toilets contain a holding tank with special chemicals added to provide odor control.
Any combination of domestic septage, food service grease control device or CHT wastewater. Mixed loads are prohibited at the York River and Williamsburg Treatment Plants.
A wastewater collection, holding and transfer (CHT) system on many ships/boats, designed to collect both domestic sewage and grey water, until the wastewater can be pumped off and hauled to a suitable shore receiving facility. It does not include industrial or bilge wastes.
The pumping of wastewater from a public or private pump station or sewer line, under a locality’s direction during emergency conditions, for subsequent discharge into a downstream sanitary sewer access point. If no downstream access is available, the wastewater may be hauled to an HRSD treatment plant. There is no HRSD charge for those wastes which are pumped from a public or private pump station during an emergency and subsequently hauled to a HRSD treatment facility for disposal, provided this wastewater is being billed by HRSD.
**Even though the above wastes are approved for discharge, if at any time the waste hauler divulges information that they believe the wastes are contaminated (i.e. fuel or chemical odor), then the wastes shall be hauled to a Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) facility or other proper disposal site, NOT an HRSD Treatment Plant.**
HRSD access badges must be assigned to trucks and are required for plant access and scale usage.
Discharges are accepted at the following locations from 6 A.M. to 7 P.M., seven (7) days a week.
645 Firefall Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
After Hours: 757.416.3304
Boat Harbor (No scale - all trucks charged for a full load)
300 Terminal Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
After Hours: 757.244.1676
5332 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
After Hours: 757.318.3607
6900 College Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
After Hours: 757.638.7376
Williamsburg (No mixed loads with grease accepted)
300 Ron Springs Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
After Hours: 757.258.6450
York River (No grease or mixed loads with grease accepted)
515 Back Creek Road
Seaford, VA 23696
After Hours: 757.833.1766
HRSD requires the permitted waste haulers to submit the tank specifications from the manufacturer or to perform measurements and provide diagrams on any truck that will be used under the HRSD Indirect Wastewater Discharge Permit. The following are guidelines for tank measurement:
The measurements can then be entered into a website such as: http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/construction/tank.php to calculate tank volume.
For questions about billing or to set up a payment arrangement, contact our Billing Coordinator at 757.460.7053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accurate Marine Environmental
3965 Burtons Point Road
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Blue Ridge Tank Cleaning
803 Seaboard Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23324
1301 Marsh Street, Norfolk, VA 23523
Note: If you wish to use a company not listed, please contact HRSD's Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention (P3) Division at email@example.com for approval prior to commencement of work.