Virginia Sanitation District Awards Engineering Contract to HDR

May 25, 2004

The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRDS) awarded a contract to HDR to provide engineering design services for the approximately $75 million expansion of the Atlantic Treatment Plant in the City of Virginia Beach.

The goal is to increase the plant’s wastewater treatment capacity from 36 to 54 million gallons per day to as soon as possible but no later than July 2009. The project will include improvements to existing facilities to enhance service life and operational efficiency.

HRDS serves 17 cities and counties in Southeastern Virginia, an area with a population of 1.6 million. The utility, which has received numerous state and national awards for its effective operations and environmental achievements, treats more than 160 million gallons per day of wastewater at nine major treatment plants.

HDR ( is an architectural, engineering and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients. More than 3,400 employee-owners, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in over 90 locations worldwide, pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms.

Source: HRDS