December 2019 Social Event
HRSD/SWIFT Plant Tour
SWIFT Plant Tour: The tour is scheduler for Wednesday, December 5 at 2 PM at the SWIFT Research Center. The SWIFT Research Center is located at the HRSD Nansemond Treatment Plant, 6909 Armstead Road, Suffolk,VA. The plant is gated, so you will need to announce yourself at the gate(Intercom) and staff will open the gate remotely. The SWIFT Research Center is the first building on the right as you enter the gate, and parking is available in front of the building. The tour will take approximately an hour and part of the tour takes place outdoors, weather permitting. If possible, please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your tour as our SWIFT foyer is not permanently staffed. Rick Raike and Lacy Wever will be our tour guides. Immediately following the tour the group will meet at the Decent People Tavern for a social gathering.
What is SWIFT: SWIFT (Sustainable Water Imitative For Tomorrow) is aninnovative water treatment project in eastern Virginia designed to furtherprotect the region’s environment, enhance the sustainability of the region’slong-term groundwater supply and help address environmental pressures such asChesapeake Bay restoration, sea level rise and saltwater intrusion.
SWIFT takes highly treatedwater that wouldotherwise be discharged into the Elizabeth, James or York rivers and puts itthrough additional rounds of advanced water treatment to meet drinking waterquality standards. The SWIFT Water is then added to the Potomac Aquifer, the primary source of groundwater throughout easternVirginia.