Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 358, Fairfax, Va 22035

Judy Fincham,
Outreach Coordinator

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

Plant Tour Safety

Noman M. Cole Jr., Pollution Control Plant is an industrial site that operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and maintains a sound safety culture. You may encounter routine work activities as well as possible construction sites at the plant during your scheduled tour.

To keep everyone safe, there are some dress requirements and protective equipment that will be required for use during the tour.

  • Personal Protective Equipment:
    • Sturdy closed shoes that are ankle high, like sneakers (no flip-flops, sandals, clogs, open toes shoes, or heels)
    • Long pants (no shorts or skirts are allowed)
    • Hard hats and safety vests will be provided.
  • Please be aware of vehicles in the roads and walk to the sides of the roads or sidewalks.
  • Stay with tour group at all times.
  • Watch for overhead hazards or objects protruding from walls as you walk into buildings.
  • Be aware of liquid on the floors that may cause a slip hazard.
  • Watch your footing when stepping up, down or on uneven ground.
  • Avoid touching equipment – may be in operation and/or contaminated with wastewater.
  • Do not lean on or over railings or tanks.

These are the safety requirements that everyone attending the plant must be willing and able to adhere to or they will not be allowed into the plant operations area.

Sign Me Up!

To request a plant tour, complete and submit the online request form. Once the request is received, we will contact you for further coordination and planning for your tour. We look forward to seeing you soon!