The Hampton Roads Sanitation District will study the feasibility of running a wastewater line from the 750,000 gallon Onancock Plant to Exmore and Nassawadox. The study will look at the cost, number of pump stations, volume, types of pipe, ideal path and other factors in determining just how practical the plan is.

The Northampton Board of Supervisors discussed the plan and the funding of the study at the December meeting Tuesday night. The County’s portion of the cost of the study is $10,000.

According to Board Chair Spencer Murray, the towns of the Eastern Shore need to get away from individual wastewater treatment. Exmore cannot expand any further commercially without wastewater treatment. Nassawadox’s system, which is owned and run by Riverside, cannot be modernized.

After some discussion about whether or not this project would ever see the light of day, it was agreed by the Board that should the Federal Government pass a national infrastructure spending bill, it would be prudent to have a study and plan ready to go.

The Board approved funding its portion of the study unanimously.