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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Christopher S. Herrington,

Springfield Estates Pump Station Gravity Sewer Replacement Project (WW-000028-015)

Project Update: May 20, 2022

The detailed design phase commenced in April 2022. This design is expected to be complete by Fall of 2023.

Project Background

The Springfield Estates Sewer Pump Station was originally constructed in the early 1950s. The pump station and associated piping has been in operation since this time. These facilities have surpassed their useful life, so the County has begun evaluating solutions to rehabilitate, replace, or remove the sewer facilities. After a 2020 study of alternatives, it was determined that removing the pump station, and replacing it with roughly 2,000-feet of gravity sewer pipe was the most feasible option and is the intent of the ongoing design.

Project Description

The project involves the installation of roughly 2,000-fee of new gravity sewer piping, 12 new manholes, removal of existing sewer, reconnection of sewer service lines, and removal of the Springfield Estates pump station.

Project Location

The project is in the Springfield Estates community. Access to demolish the sewer pump station will be from Apache Street, and the new gravity sewer pipe will be installed on Pioneer Drive, a portion of Bowie Drive, and Bison Street.

Springfield Estates Pump Station Gravity Sewer Replacement project map
Overview map showing the proposed work


Project Phase

The project has completed the study phase and has begun the detailed design phase in April 2022. Construction is expected to begin in 2024.

Project Benefits

The benefits of the project are:

  • Improve sewer system reliability in the neighborhood
  • Prevent costly future emergency repairs
  • Reduce future risk of sanitary sewer overflows
  • Reduce risks to public health and the environment


Design is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2023. Construction activity is expected to begin in the Spring 2024 and be substantially completed in Spring 2025.

What to expect

During the design phase, County staff and County’s consultant will frequently visit the project areas to gather information required for the design.

Project cost and funding source

Wastewater construction projects are funded through the County’s Capital Improvement Program.

Presentations to the Community


For more information, please email the Project Manager, Christopher Mata at within the Wastewater Design and Construction Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-5111, TTY 711.

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