The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission will examine the issue of sustainable water recycling when it meets at 8 p.m. next Wednesday, May 25, at Watermen’s Hall on the campus of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District general manager Ted Henifin will address an HRSD proposal to re-inject treated water into the aquifer.
“This is probably the most significant and important environmental policy issues facing the Commonwealth since the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act,” said MPPDC executive director Lewie Lawrence. “This effort can help to slow subsidence which could delay some of the impacts from sea level rise. The effort can also restore the dwindling groundwater supply in Eastern Virginia.”
Under its Sustainable Water Recycling Initiative, HRSD proposes to add advanced treatment processes to several of its facilities to produce water that exceeds drinking water standards, and to pump this cl...
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