The design phase is underway, and a value engineering study has taken place, due to utility constraints and the findings of the Value Engineering study, the survey area needs to be expanded. Please see the Notification of Survey and Utility Location that was recently mailed.
The Lakevale Estates Pump Station was identified for rehabilitation due to its age and was upgraded in 2019. Due to power failures at the pump station the system was overwhelmed, and residents experienced backups. A study was begun in September 2020 to look for long term solutions. The County installed flow meters throughout the sewershed and gathered data from February 2021 to August 2021. In August 2021 enough data was gathered to begin producing a hydraulic model of the sewershed.
This project website is for the long-term solution, Lakevale Estates Collection Improvements. We are still in the project study phase. A hydraulic model was built to identify alternative improvements to the Lakevale Estates sewershed to address sewer surcharging downstream of the existing pump station. A Technical Memo (TM) will evaluate the alternative solutions and recommend alternatives for further development into a basis of engineering design. A Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) will develop the basis of design. A fully developed project scope for design and construction will be defined based on the study phase results of the TM and PER.
The project is located in the Providence and Hunter Mill Districts and the Difficult Run watershed near Vale Rd.
A community meeting took place on September 22, 2021 to present on the action plan and provide an overview of the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions.
Short term solutions provide immediate relief to the community and consist of installing back flow devices and the County performing preventative maintenance prior to expected large storm events.
Midterm solutions consist of temporary modifications to the Lakevale Estates Pump Station.
Long term Solutions will be based on the study currently taking place. Jacobs Engineering is conducting a study using a holistic approach investigating upstream and downstream of the pump station.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Engineer II, Wastewater Design and Construction Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-5111, TTY 711.