Crowder to Support Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow Program Through HRSD D-B Project


APEX, NC, April 17, 2017—Crowder Construction Company takes pleasure in announcing they have been selected as the Design-Builder, with its design consultant Hazen and Sawyer, for the Sustainable Water Phase 3 - Demonstration Facility Project. The project, which is being developed by Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), will be constructed at the Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, VA.

This project was developed as part of an effort to replenish the Virginia Coastal Plain aquifer through the implementation of the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Program. The Demonstration Facility project is the first step towards implementation of the SWIFT program which will include full-scale facilities across several of HRSD’s treatment plants. The program will protect groundwater supplies, reduce nutrients discharged to the Chesapeake Bay, support economic development, mitigate land subsidence, block saltwater intrusion, increase available oyster grounds, and provide drought resilience for more than 25 percent of all Virginians.

HRSD broke ground on the Demonstration Facility on March 21, 2017 during a multi-benefit celebration in Suffolk. The Swift Research Center is expected to open April 2018.

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