Tag: Sewer

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...
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:...
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 Stefanie Jackson – Emotions ran high at Exmore’s town hall Monday night when Town Manager Robert Duer broke the news to citizens that Exmore had been disqualified for a $6 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), which the town needed to fix its sewer...