Tag: HRSD

By Stefanie Jackson – Judge Revell Lewis III granted two petitions of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Oct. 2, adding both Accomack and Northampton County to the district’s boundaries and allowing the counties to negotiate contracts with HRSD for the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of their sewer systems. Neither the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore is keeping its options open after an Oct. 2 decision in the Northampton circuit court that will allow the county to become part of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and negotiate a contract for HRSD to operate, maintain, and upgrade its sewer system. “We need...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen is keeping a dialogue open with Exmore town council members on which sewer solution is right for Exmore. “You’re representing the people of Exmore,” Ken Dufty reminded the council Feb. 3. Exmore must decide to enter an agreement with a public organization, Hampton Roads...
Dear Editor: Is there a dire need for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s expensive sewer pipeline plan? Priorities for the Eastern Shore of Virginia just might be cell phone service that is reliable and affordable, as well as electronics-protective, surge-free electricity! Is raw sewage devastating our aquaculture industry? Are our current...
By Stefanie Jackson – As the Exmore town council has grappled with the decision about how it will provide residents with sewer service for decades to come, there have been many discussions about costs, but few about the possible impacts on the water supply. Exmore is currently considering two choices:...
Dear Editor: The following letter was sent to the Accomack County Board of Supervisors. I spent 30 years as a licensed wastewater professional with the Commonwealth of Virginia ultimately holding Class I licensure. This enabled me to operate any wastewater treatment facility within the confines of the commonwealth regardless of size...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors voted Dec. 10 in favor of adding the county to a petition to join the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), following suit with the county’s five incorporated towns – Exmore, Nassawadox, Eastville, Cheriton, and Cape Charles. “I don’t believe towns have the taxing power...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s Monday night town council meeting had the town hall packed with citizens when the Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s general manager, Ted Henefin, answered council members’ questions before they decided to follow three other Northampton towns in becoming part of HRSD. “I don’t envy the position...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, addressed the Cape Charles town council Nov. 21 about joining the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), which provides sewer service for 20% of Virginia’s population, 1.7 million people in 18 localities. “We see it as an opportunity....
By Connie Morrison If local officials want funding in the state budget for the proposed mid-Shore force-main sewer project along U.S. Route 13, time is of the essence, Del. Rob Bloxom told a room full local officials and interested citizens last Thursday, Oct. 24. Counties and towns should join the Hampton...