Program Manager:

Mike Gaffney

The Project

RK&K, in a joint partnership, delivered numerous interceptor system improvement projects.

The Chesapeake-Elizabeth Wastewater Treatment Plant (CETP) required major improvements to comply with HRSD’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Allocation by the end of 2021. To reduce costs and contain future rate increases, HRSD determined it to be more cost-effective to close the treatment plant and divert all influent flows to other HRSD treatment plants in Virginia Beach.

RK&K, in a joint partnership, defined, designed, and provided construction administration, inspection, and start-up services for a $118M program of infrastructure improvement projects necessary to divert flows from the Chesapeake Elizabeth (CE) Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) to the Atlantic and Army Base WWTPs. The projects included capacity and reliability improvements at six existing pressure reducing stations (PRS), a new PRS, an offline storage facility (OLSF), and replacement and upgrade of 1.5 miles of large diameter interceptor force main—all delivered within schedule. Design of the PRS upgrades with capacities up to 60,000 gpm, was accelerated to accommodate CMAR procurement. The 5.2 MG OLSF, which features an integrated skate park and City park improvements, was constructed through design-build procurement, with RK&K serving as the Owner’s Bridging Consultant.

This project was recognized with both a 2022 ACEC Grand Award and a 2023 ACEC Pinnacle Award.

“After 13-years of service and commitment to HRSD, we are honored to once again partner with HRSD to deliver this very important infrastructure improvement program using both conventional and alternative delivery methods.”

Mike Gaffney, Program Manager

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