Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open Monday – Friday by phone, email, and virtual 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Front-desk hours 9 a.m. – noon.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 358, Fairfax, Va 22035

Shahram Mohsenin,
Director, Wastewater Planning & Monitoring

Business and Industrial Wastewater Management

[Updated May 2020]

The list is not all inclusive and dischargers should also refer to the Fairfax County Sewer Use Ordinance (Chapter 67.1 Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal).

Information on other policies and notices listed below are available upon request. Contact or 703-550-9740, press 4.

  • Dry Cleaners
  • Film Developing/X-ray
  • Groundwater Remediation

Wastewater Disposal

Fairfax County ensures excellent sanitary sewer service by surveying, monitoring and inspecting sources of industrial wastewater and if necessary, requiring best management practices and pretreatment to achieve regulatory standards. Industrial wastewater includes wastewater from industrial, manufacturing, business, trade, institutional, service or similar processes.

Wastewater Pretreatment

Some industrial users are required to pretreat their wastewater before it enters the sewer to remove pollutants and make it compatible with the sewer system and wastewater treatment plant.




The following are some policies/notices for various wastewater producing activities.

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