Director, Wastewater Planning & Monitoring
Fairfax County’s wastewater treatment plant protects human and environmental health, water quality and aquatic life.
|Residential Customer Accounts||
|Commercial Customer Accounts||
|Miles Sanitary Sewer Pipe||
|Lab Analysis Conducted Annually||
|Sewer Science High School and Middle School Student participants annually||
|Million Gallons Treated Daily at Noman M. Cole Jr., Pollution Control Plant||
|Million Gallons Treated Daily at Other Regional Plants Serving the County||
|Million Gallons Reclaimed Daily||
Data for FY2022
Planning & Monitoring
Financial and engineering planning are conducted to ensure funding and infrastructure are available to meet current and future wastewater needs. Analyses are conducted by the Wastewater Management’s (WWM) Environmental Laboratory to ensure regulatory compliance with state and federal laws and to provide quality control in the treatment process. In addition to laboratory testing, ecosystem monitoring in and around the receiving waters is conducted. WWM also administers the National Pretreatment Program which regulates industrial users of the sanitary sewer system in accordance with the Clean Water Act to protect health, safety and the environment.
The county’s wastewater collection and conveyance system includes sanitary sewer lines, pumping stations, and flow metering stations. The county monitors these components to provide continuous sewer service to its customers and a 24-hour trouble response service for unforeseen sewer backups.
All wastewater is treated using state-of-the-art physical, biological and chemical processes to remove pollutants and pathogens that are harmful to the environment. Wastewater from county homes and businesses is treated at one of several treatment facilities throughout the region. The county owns and operates the Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant, located in Lorton, which treats approximately 40 million gallons per day of wastewater from homes and businesses
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035