Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Public Works and Environmental Services - News

Free Stormwater Facility Training for Contractors to be Held February 5

A free stormwater facility maintenance class for contractors will be held on Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Herrity Building.

Urban Foresters Battle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Tree Pest

The exotic, invasive emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an extremely challenging insect to manage. Its larvae burrow under the bark of ash trees (Fraxinus sp.) which slowly cut off the source of water and food that the tree needs to survive and is almost always fatal to North American ash species. The EAB larvae are well-protected under the bark of the tree, so it is not…

Renovated Pohick Regional Library Achieves LEED Gold

On May 9, 2017, the Pohick Regional Library (6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, Va.) achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects are scored based on points earned in sustainable design categories. Certified buildings are resource efficient and less expensive to heat, cool, and maintain, and Fairfax…

Solid Waste Management Program Wins National Safety Award

Fairfax County's Solid Waste Management Program has won the 2017 SWANA Safety Award for Biggest Improvement in the category of Collection and Transfer. This national award from the Solid Waste Association of North America recognizes the county's commitment to ensuring its solid waste employees make it home safely every night. The award will be presented during a ceremony on Sept. 27…

Construction Hotline Will Now Answer Calls on Evenings and Weekends

To increase the county’s responsiveness to reports of potential construction violations, the Site Construction Hotline , 703-324-7470, will now be available on evenings and weekends.

County Chesapeake Bay Action Plan Approved

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reviewed and approved Fairfax County’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) action plan on August 15, 2017.

Receiving approval from DEQ for the TMDL action plan represents a giant step forward in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay,” said James Patteson P.E., Director, Department of Public Works and Environmental…