The new HRSD sewage pump station on Main Street in Mathews went online last month, serving 180 residential connections and 120 business connections.
Leila Rice, director of communications for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, said that some of the residential connections serve more than one residence, and that the district has ensured that the new station can accommodate future projected flows from every parcel within the sanitary district, based on the current zoning. In addition, she said, there is some room for expansion if the county were to decide to expand the sanitary district.
According to the project plan provided by Rice, the new station contains an upgraded computer system that allows for remotely gathering and analyzing data and providing operational control in real time.
Asked whether the new station would increase rates for customers, Rice said that regional wastewater rates are assessed annually by the HRSD Commission, and that the commission chose not to ...
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