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Virtual Field Trip

(From 2020 Mega-Conference, 2021 info to be posted when available)

A Tour of SWIFT: Sustainable Water Initiative For Tomorrow

The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) will add multiple advanced water treatment processes to select HRSD wastewater treatment facilities to produce a highly treated water (SWIFT Water) that meets drinking water standards and is chemically compatible with the receiving aquifer. Secondary effluent from up to seven of HRSD’s existing treatment facilities will be treated at SWIFT facilities and the finished SWIFT Water will be recharged into the Potomac Aquifer System (PAS) to help restore the depleting aquifer. At full-scale, HRSD intends to recharge over 100 million gallons per day (mgd) of SWIFT Water. This will significantly reduce the nutrient load to the sensitive Chesapeake Bay and benefit the region by limiting saltwater intrusion, reducing land subsidence, and providing a sustainable source of groundwater, a necessity for continued economic expansion in the region.

Join Ryder as he provides the history that led to this project; the overview of the project; permitting issues, and the technology. A brief video will lead the participant through the full scale research facility that has been injecting treated wastewater since May 2018. There will be time to ask questions.

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