Have a great idea related to wastewater for your science fair project this year but need extra support, equipment, or materials? Maybe we can help. As part of the Wastewater Management Sewer Science Program, we are pleased to assist Fairfax County high school students with their science projects. Fairfax County’s Wastewater Management has a state-of-the-art laboratory where knowledgeable scientists are available to work with, and mentor, students working on approved science projects related to wastewater. We are here to answer questions about wastewater treatment and help monitor testing of water samples from student’s experiments.
It’s simple - and it’s FREE!
All you need is an original project idea related to wastewater approved by your teacher and some time to work with our technologists. When accepting science projects for the program, we follow these general guidelines:
A maximum of two slots will be available each semester.
All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Project proposals must be original as developed by the students.
Applications with project due dates of less than one month from time of application will not be considered.
Students must be available during the laboratory’s regular business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All proposals for projects must be related to water quality.
Work will be completed at the Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant at 9399 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079.
Sign Me Up!
If you are interested in finding out more about how we may be able to help or request a mentor for your project, we will need a little information. Complete the online request for a Science Project Mentor or send us an email with your questions and contact information so we can contact you to coordinate further.