- The County’s Wastewater Management Program received what amounts to ‘gold’ in the industry by winning the National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards in the MS4 Phase I Overall Category. The award for the MS4 program was presented at the Water Environment Federation’s annual WEFTEC Awards 2023 ceremony which recently took place in Chicago. With this win, the MS4 program is now recognized as the best in the country.
- There are more than 160,000 water and wastewater treatment plants in the United States. Given that number, it is an honor to receive recognition by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) as a Utility of the Future. Recently the Wastewater Management Program (WWM) received the distinction for its work at the Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant and its collection system, placing the facility among only 200 plants nationwide to be given the designation since its inception in 2016.
- More than 24 hours after bacterial testing began on the water in Lake Accotink following a sewage spill, results show bacteria levels are not elevated. This indicates the cleanup effort was done in time to prevent downstream contamination from reaching Lake Accotink. As a result, there is no continued concern regarding human exposure to untreated sewage in the lake.
Wastewater Management (WWM) does more than just clean dirty water. Employees from all WWM divisions work toward pollution prevention and continuous improvement focused on maintaining our wastewater infrastructure, a critical asset to Fairfax County, and protecting human health and the environment. This video series highlights some of the programs and systems where dedicated wastewater employees work to enhance the quality of life for those that live, work or visit Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Wastewater Collection Division’s Rehabilitation and Inspection team oversees rehabilitation program to extend the useful life of the sewer pipes. The trenchless rehabilitation method minimizes disruptions and helps ensure reliable sewer service to residents throughout the county.
More videos will be added throughout the year.
Wastewater Management Videos
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Mitigating Sewer Odors in Holmes Run Stream Valley ~ La Voz del Condado de Fairfax (Nov. 12, 2019) - español
Fairfax County's weekly Spanish radio program, "La Voz del Condado de Fairfax," originally broadcast on WUST Radio (1120 AM) on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. This week's show features Juan Reyes, assistant director with the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, discussing mitigating sewer odors in Holmes Run Stream Valley with host Heber Velasquez.