Wastewater Treatment Plant

The town is currently upgrading the treatment process at our Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase the daily treatment capacity. The $45,000,000 project to improve the plants treatment technology will meet current Chesapeake Bay nutrient removal requirements and was partially funded through an approximate $12,000,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Quality.

The remaining amount was funded through a zero interest loan through the Virginia Resource Authority.  When completed in late 2017, the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be able to treat 5.3 million gallons of sewage each day and remove nitrogen and phosphorus to improve the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.