Celebrating project to help protect James River, Chesapeake Bay
NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A project to reduce a local county’s impacts on the Chesapeake Bay has been completed and there will be a celebration of it.
The Nelson County Service Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development team will be celebrating their partnership to reduce the environmental impacts of wastewater treatment.
Local and federal representatives will gather at the Schuyler Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System.
This facility was recently upgraded thanks to a $5.2 million USDA Rural Development investment, specifically aiming to reduce the discharge of pollutants into the James River, which is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
According to a release, the improvements will help to keep ground water from seeping into, or infiltrating, the sewage system and ensure that contaminants don’t leach out into ground or surface water, which endangers aquatic ecosystems.
The celebration will take place at the Schuyler Community Center, followed by a site tour.
This will take place at 1 p.m. on April 20.