Survey crews started working in the neighborhood on December 30, 2020 and will continue through the next few months to assist the county in gathering data for designing upgrades to the sewerage system. A drawdown test at Lakevale Estates Pump Station will occur on Jan 14, 2021. County employees with the Pump Station Branch of the Wastewater Collection Division and Dewberry consultants will be present to gather flow data.
The sewerage system that conducts flow away from Lakevale Estates Pump Station has reached the end of its useful life and is due for upgrades. Dewberry was selected as the architect/engineer firm to create a design. A scope of work is being decided upon while investigations take place. The Lakevale Estates Pump Station was recently updated.
2020 Analysis Memo:
Following the startup of the rehabilitated Lakevale Estates Pump Station with higher capacity pumps, occasional sewage backups were reported in a house on Newton Street located near the force main discharge manhole. Parts of the gravity sewer system and force main have been recommended to be replaced with larger pipes to increase the capacity and reduce sewer backups for residents.
2019 Lakevale Estates Pump Station rehabilitation:
The Lakevale Estates Pump Station had been identified for rehabilitation due to its age and was upgraded in 2019/2020.
The project is in the planning phase. However, the overall project description will include the replacement of existing gravity sewer and expansion of the force main route. There is a plan to replace 2,458 linear feet of undersized 10-inch asbestos cement sewer pipe located along Newton Street and Vale Road. The existing Lakevale Estates pump station force main discharges into this sewer at a receiving manhole on Newton Street. The project will provide the planning, design and bid services to replace the downstream 10-inch gravity sewers with new larger diameter sewers with adequate capacity to convey flow from the Lakevale Estates pump station and gravity flow from contributing residential dwelling units. In addition, the 21 manholes connected to these undersized sewers will be replaced.
The project is in Lakevale Estates along Newton Street, Lindel Lane and Vale Road in Fairfax County.
This is the data collection and planning phase. Due to COVID-19 a public walk is not scheduled at this time. However, a virtual meeting is planned for February 2021.
It is expected the new gravity sewer and force main will serve the surrounding community for at least the next 50 years.
Increasing the capacity of the Lakevale Estates gravity sewer and discharge alignment will:
|Notice to Proceed:||October 2020|
|Land Survey:||November 2020|
|Alternative Analysis:||December 2020|
|50% Preliminary Engineering Report:||January 2020|
|Public Input and Open Discussion:||January 2020|
|Final Preliminary Engineering Report:||February 2021|
|Begin Detailed Design||March 2021|
|Public Input and Open Discussion:||July 2021|
|Begin Construction||September 2021|
This project will be awarded to a qualified contractor through a competitive bidding process once design efforts are completed. Potential staging areas and access points off-site will be studied. All work will be supervised by Fairfax County staff. Every effort will be made to minimize disturbances and impacts to public and private areas. Careful consideration will be given to schedule construction activities to minimize interference with recreational activities. There will be no interruption to existing sanitary sewer service.
The total project estimate is expected to be $2 million. As of January 25, 2019, funding in the amount of $9,631,000 is available in Fund 690C69300, Project Number WW-000032-008, to fund this project. The Lakevale Estates project is included in the FY 2021/2025 Adopted Capital Improvement Program (with Future Fiscal Years to 2030) identified as the Sanitary Sewer Replacement, Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Program.
For more information please email Elizabeth Merin, Engineer II, Wastewater Design and Construction Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-5111, TTY 711.
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