County engineers considered multiple options to replace the pipe and determined that the optimal method is to install a new parallel pipe and to abandon the existing pipe. The existing forcemain starts from the pump station and discharges to a manhole on Riverwood Road. The project is in the design phase. A definite plan for this project will not be available until after the final design is completed.
In 2011 a forcemain condition assessment report determined the forcemain needed rehabilitation or replacement.
The main scope of the project is to replace 657 feet of cast iron, four-inch forcemain pipe, that was installed in 1970.
This is the design phase of the project. Due to COVID-19, a public walk of the project area is not scheduled. However, a virtual meeting will be held in the summer of 2021.
It is expected the new forcemain will serve the surrounding community for at least the next 80 years. Replacement of the forcemain will:
Reduce the level and frequency of maintenance required to keep the forcemain operating
Prevent costly emergency repairs
Provide residents with safe, reliable utility infrastructure
Enhance the quality of life for Fairfax County residents
Reduce risks to public health and the environment
Begin Detailed Design
Public Input and Open Discussion
Finish Detailed Design
What to Expect
This project will be awarded to a qualified contractor through a competitive bidding process once design efforts are completed. 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 disruption in the community. There will be no interruption to existing sanitary sewer service.
Project Cost and Funding Source
The total project estimate is $500,000.
Presentations to the Community
The community meeting information planned for June will be posted to this page shortly after the meeting is held.
For more information, email Branch Chief Matthew.Doyle2@fairfaxcounty.gov, Wastewater Design and Construction Division, Capital Facilities, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-5111, TTY 711.