Tag: wastewater

By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to receive $5 million in additional grant funding from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the town’s sewer project, which is included in Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed outgoing state budget. Town Manager Robert Duer credited Congresswoman Elaine Luria for getting...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Exmore Town Council held a public hearing Monday night on its application for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant funding for its sewer project. The project will include the installation of new sewer pipes throughout town, followed by the decommissioning of Exmore’s sewer treatment plant,...
By Carol Vaughn — County employees who were not included in a prior decision to give bonuses to first responders will receive one in their Dec. 15 paycheck, after the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to that effect Wednesday. The bonus applies to all full-time and part-time employees...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County officials heard an update Wednesday, Oct. 20, from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District about the Eastern Shore sewage transmission force main project. In the first phase, a transmission force main will be built starting in Nassawadox, according to Phil Hubbard, HRSD project manager. These will be...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore Town Council members encountered a huge obstacle to the progress of the town’s sewer project Monday night when they learned that its estimated cost had more than doubled within the last year. Town Manager Robert Duer told council members, “You don’t know the level of...
By Carol Vaughn — People speaking at a public hearing the Chincoteague Town Council held Thursday, July 15, to receive comments about how the town should use $2.9 million in federal funds coming through the American Rescue Act Plan urged the council to consider spending funds on central wastewater treatment,...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock town council at the June 28 meeting authorized transfer of ownership of the town’s wastewater treatment facility to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. The HRSD will pay off all remaining debt owed on the facility, according to the agreement. “You guys have taken the first big...
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...