New wastewater facility taking shape in Hampton

LEFT: A sea of metal surrounded this construction worker as he secured rebar at the bottom of a holding cell last Friday. NICK PEDLEY/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

Progress at Hampton’s new multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant hit its stride recently thanks to favorable construction conditions.

     “So far I’m more pleased with this project than I have been with any other project I’ve been a part of here,” said Public Works Director Doug Tarr.

     Significant progress has been made this summer on the site’s large holding cells. The massive pit will eventually get transformed into three separate wastewater treatment ponds, but right now workers are laying rebar and pouring concrete. Tarr expected most of the work to be completed before winter.

     Additional groundwork is being completed on multiple structures at the site. Once everything is finished, seven new buildings ranging in size will dot the property. 

     Read the full article in the Aug. 5 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.