RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SE03-CR-23 TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM AT THE WARRENTON-FAUQUIER AIRPORT ,

FAUQUIER COUNTY , OWNER / APPLICANT

            WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan for the Midland Service District calls for the development of a limited capacity wastewater treatment facility to serve the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport and adjacent industrial properties; and

            WHEREAS, the Applicant has proposed that a “drainfield based” system, with limited surface discharge to provide reserve capacity, be developed on airport property; and

            WHEREAS, Section 5-2000.6 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance provides for the approval of such systems as a Special Exception use if operated under the control of the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA); and

            WHEREAS, the applicant has stipulated that the proposed system shall be owned and operated by WSA; and

            WHEREAS, on April 24, 2003 , the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on SE03-CR-23 and has forwarded a recommendation of conditioned approval; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of May 2003, That SE03-CR-23 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:

  1. Prior to beginning operation, the system shall be owned and operated by WSA.
  2. No expansion beyond the proposed Phase I operation (served by the primary drainfield with a capacity of 4,400 gallons/day) shall be allowed without an approved discharge capacity being in place, including the permit and the infrastructure needed to utilize a discharge permit.
  3. The initial discharge capacity of the system shall be limited to 8,800 gallons/day and will serve only as a 100% back-up to the drainfield system.
  1. The discharge capacity of the system shall not be increased until a plan for allocating additional capacity (i.e., adding users) has been approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Planning Commission shall review any such plan prior to the Board of Supervisors’ consideration.
  2. An on-site back-up energy supply shall be provided to protect the plant and related automated controls from operational lapses due to power outages.
  3. The system shall include monitoring equipment and related alarm systems to assure the detection of, and response to, any malfunction.
  4. The service area of the system shall be limited as set forth in Option 3 of the Comprehensive Plan for the Midland Service District (i.e., the County Airport and adjacent industrial properties).