Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5033 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Randy Bartlett, Director

Public works and environmental services


The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services builds and maintains safe, reliable infrastructure that improves public health and provides a high quality of life for residents. The department’s four business areas – Solid Waste Management, Capital Facilities, Wastewater Management, and Stormwater Management – work together to create and preserve sustainable communities.

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Sharon North

December 31, 2020
Sharon North has accepted the position of Section Chief/Information Officer III with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. She previously held the position of Public Information Manager with the City of Richmond, VA, Department of Public Works.

APWA cred seal Dec 2020

December 18, 2020
The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) was notified by the American Public Works Association (APWA) that the Department has achieved reaccreditation as of December 14, 2020.

pump station

December 8, 2020
Fairfax County has sixty-three wastewater pump stations that require collaboration among mechanics, electricians and instrumentation employees to achieve the optimal conveyance of wastewater and to protect wastewater infrastructure. A pump station, in conjunction with gravity sewer pipes, helps move wastewater from homes and businesses to a wastewater treatment plant.

Featured Video

Water’s Journey in Fairfax County


Christine McCoyEnviroPod episode 22 features Christine McCoy, Education and Outreach Specialist, Solid Waste Management Program, talking about the new food-scraps-to-compost-program. Residents are welcome to bring their food scraps to two locations in the county: the I-66 Transfer Station on West Ox Road; or the I-95 Landfill Complex in Lorton. More information is available on the county web.


If you have an idea for a topic to be discussed on EnviroPod, email or call 703-324-5821, TTY 711.

Capital Projects Summary Report

Quarterly status reports for each supervisory district

Water's Journey

Drinking Water - Wastewater - Stormwater

Clean water is our most important resource. To preserve water quality for future generations, we need to understand where water comes from, how we use it, and where it goes when it leaves our homes and businesses. 

APWA Accredited Agency

APWA Accredited Agency logoThe Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is accredited by the American Public Works Association. This prestigious national accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that comply with or exceed recommended best practices. The recognition affirms the department’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to Fairfax County residents.

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