SWIFT in Depth
Following are additional resources that provide more information about SWIFT.
What is SWIFT and how can it benefit eastern Virginia? HRSD is proactively turning Used into Useful to help the Bay, replenish and protect groundwater, fight sea level rise and support Virginia’s economy.
SWIFT Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to how and why HRSD is pursuing SWIFT and how YOU can be a part of the process.
SWIFT Pilot Project: The Advanced Water Treatment Process
SWIFT evaluated two different advanced water treatment technologies to purify HRSD’s highly treated water: Carbon-Based Advanced Water Treatment and Membrane-Based Advanced Water Treatment. How do these processes work?
SWIFT Research Center Infographic
Follow HRSD’s highly treated water as it flows through Carbon-Based Advanced Water Treatment to become Aquifer Ready – and regionally beneficial.
SWIFT Extensometer Infographic
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) installed an extensometer at the SWIFT Research Center, which will help geologists measure SWIFT’s progress at replenishing our groundwater and reducing land subsidence.
Land Subsidence: Eastern Virginia’s increasing vulnerability to sea level rise
Hampton Roads is the second largest population center at risk of the negative impacts of sea level rise. Land subsidence is contributing to this environmental, economic and human health issue – and SWIFT can help.
Managed Aquifer Recharge: Replenishing eastern Virginia’s primary groundwater supply
How will SWIFT scientists and engineers use replenishment wells to recharge eastern Virginia’s groundwater supply, and is the process safe? Learn why the Potomac aquifer’s depth, geology and proven carrying capacity make it ideal for SWIFT.
The Potomac Aquifer: A Diminishing Resource
Eastern Virginia’s groundwater users withdraw approximately 155 million of gallons of groundwater from the Potomac Aquifer every day, and very little water finds its way back in. Learn how SWIFT can help.
HRSD’s Pretreatment Program
HRSD regulates hundreds of sources of industrial waste throughout Hampton Roads. Learn how HRSD’s Pretreatment Program safeguards its 13 wastewater treatment plants, the SWIFT Research Center and public health.
HRSD’s Highly Treated Water: The Wastewater Treatment Process
What steps does HRSD’s highly treated water go through before being sent through Carbon-Based Advanced Water Treatment at the SWIFT Research Center?