Hampton Roads, Va., $2B Clean Water Upgrade Gains From Data

Dec 1, 2021

Data gained from measuring projected beneficial outcomes of a $2.2-billion aquifer replenishment program now underway has allowed the Hampton Roads Sanitation Water District in Virginia to defer some stormwater improvement projects and modify a 2010 consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

According to district officials, the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) program under construction has radically changed the calculus for the level of sanitary sewer overflow improvements that will be needed to reduce water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

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