Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 358, Fairfax, Va 22035

Michael McGrath,
Director, Wastewater Treatment

Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant

The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant is an award-winning wastewater treatment plant owned and operated by Fairfax County Government and is located in Lorton, VA. The plant's treatment process is safe, reliable and cost-effective. The continuous operations result in effluent quality that consistently meets – or surpasses – strict national and state water quality requirements.

Noman M. Cole, Jr. Pollution Control Plant aerial

Noman M. Cole Jr.

In the Washington area, he might be best known for his eloquent and effective advocacy of clean water and his efforts to improve the Potomac River. He was principal author of the 1971 Occoquan Watershed Policy, which prompted establishment of the Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority and the creation of one of the world's most advanced sewage treatment plants.

Excerpt from Washington Post, "Noman M. Cole, Jr. Dies At 63", By Richard Pearson, February 4, 1997

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