Northampton Circuit Court Holds HRSD Hearing
Judge Revell Lewis III granted two petitions of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Oct. 2, adding both Accomack and Northampton County to the district’s boundaries and allowing the counties to negotiate contracts with HRSD for the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of their sewer systems.
Neither the counties nor their incorporated towns are obligated to enter agreements with HRSD.
Lewis presided over a hearing on the matter in each county last Friday, one in the Accomack County Circuit Court at 9:30 a.m. and one in the Northampton Circuit Court at 2 p.m., giving his decision immediately at the conclusion of the second hearing.
He explained that his task was to determine if adding Accomack and Northampton to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District would be beneficial to the counties.