Richmond Sanitary District Breaks Ground on Short Creek Lift Station

June 6, 2023

New Short Creek Lift Station Construction Begins

The Richmond Sanitary District (RSD) announced today the start of construction on the new Short Creek Lift Station on Liberty Avenue. The pumping station will replace the existing station, which is 55 years old and nearing the end of its lifespan.

Improvements to the Short Creek Interceptor Basin are required as part of Richmond Sanitary District’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan. The new lift station will have a capacity of handling 9.25 million gallons per day, more than three times the capacity of the existing station. The new station will also be more energy efficient, which will save the RSD money on operating costs.

Construction on the new Short Creek Lift Station is expected to take approximately one year. During this time, Liberty Avenue between Richmond Sanitary District and US 27 will be closed to traffic. Residents who need to access the RSD’s Customer Service Office during this time are advised to use an alternate route, such as S Q Street/Test Road to reach the RSD’s Customer Service Office at 2380 Liberty Avenue, which is north of the closure.

“The construction of the new Short Creek Lift Station is a major step forward in improving Richmond’s sanitary infrastructure,” said Pat Smoker, Director of the Richmond Sanitary District. "The new station will help us to better manage wastewater in Richmond and will position us for future growth.”

The Richmond Sanitary District appreciates the patience regarding the road closure as this important project moves forward. Service for Sanitary District customers will not be affected by this project.

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