Tag: Sewer

By Stefanie Jackson – The Exmore Town Council approved the town’s fiscal year 2022 budget of more than $2 million June 7. Town Manager Robert Duer called it “the toughest budget I’ve done, because we’re really shooting in the dark” regarding many of Exmore’s expenses in the coming fiscal year....
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has been approved for more than $3 million in principal forgiveness on a $10 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the expansion of the town’s sewer system. “We appreciate DEQ’s support of this essential infrastructure project and thank everyone involved...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore is expected to receive about $1.5 million in COVID-19 relief from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that was signed into law March 12, and the town will use the funds for infrastructure, Town Manager Robert Duer said during the May 3 town council meeting. Exmore...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore town council members ended their 18-month-long deliberation Monday night and voted unanimously to partner with the public Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to provide sewer service to the entire town. To keep sewer rates as low as possible for town residents and business owners, Exmore...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has received a notice from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality offering the town a low-interest loan for up to $17,255,000 to build a new sewer treatment plant and collection system. The entire project would cost $17 million to $18 million, Director of Utiities Taylor...
By Stefanie Jackson – As Exmore continues to weigh its options for replacing its outdated sewer plant, including opportunities for both public and private partnerships, one citizen suggested a “third option.” Ken Dufty, an Exmore business owner, opposes an offer from the public Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to take...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore continues to keep its options open for the future of its sewer system and the plant’s operation in an effort to get the best deal for the town’s citizens, who are largely from low-and-moderate-income households. “We’ve got to get the best sewer deal we can...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles has received an unsolicited offer from private company Aqua Virginia to purchase the town’s water and sewer plants and relieve Cape Charles of $5.6 million in utility debt. Aqua Virginia is part of the larger Aqua America, which provides water and sewer service to...
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...