A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SEAM09-CR-001 TO ALLOW THE APPLICANT TO Amend the Conditions of a Previously Approved Special Exception Which Allowed for the Construction and Operation of a Wastewater Treatment Disposal System
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 areas identified in the Sewer Service Priority Area; and
WHEREAS, on May 19, 2003, the Board of Supervisors approved a Special Exception permit for the operation of a wastewater treatment and disposal system located at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport; and
WHEREAS, the system was designed with a Phase I and Phase II capacity; and
WHEREAS, the applicant is requesting several of the previously approved conditions be amended to reflect the current situation in order to proceed to Phase II; and
WHEREAS, on February 26, 2009 the Planning Commission conducted the final public hearing on application SEAM09-CR-001; and
WHEREAS, on April 9, 2009, and June 11, 2009, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing considering oral and written testimony; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the application does satisfy the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-2001 and 5-2002; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of June 2009, That SEAM09-CR-001 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:
1. Monitoring reports, along with all maintenance reports and inspections, shall be submitted quarterly to the Health Department via the county’s electronic reporting system.
2. A contract with a qualified service provider shall be kept in effect at all times, with all new or renewed contracts submitted to the Health Department for review.
3. A responsible operator shall be on-site daily and available to evaluate the system periodically throughout the day and make minor adjustments as needed. The operator shall possess the knowledge to recognize significant maintenance issues that warrant contacting a Class IV Operator for emergency assistance. The installation of remote monitoring equipment may be required.
4. Effluent flow shall be estimated monthly and submitted to the Health Department quarterly for review. If an actual meter is not in place, flow shall be estimated using the control panel to determine the number of pumping events and then calculating based on the dosing gallons. The design flow shall be amended from 4,350 to 8,800 gallons per day.
5. Quarterly effluent samples shall be collected for Ammonia, Chloride TSS (Total Suspended Solids), BOD5 (5 Day Biological Oxygen Demand), pH and Total Nitrogen and submitted to the Health Department. Additional sampling may be required at the discretion of the Health Department.
6. A reserve drainfield area shall be certified by the Health Department to achieve the 100% requirement of the Service District.
7. A sufficient portable generator shall be provided on-site within four hours of power failure.
8. The capacity of the system shall not be increased beyond 8,800 gpd 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.
9. The service area of the system shall be limited to the Sewer Service priority area shown in the Comprehensive Plan for the Midland Service District (Map 6.6H adopted in 2002), or as amended in future Comprehensive Plans.
Within 90 (ninety) days of approval of the Special Exception
amendment, the County shall contract with a
Within 180 (one hundred eighty) days of completion of the
groundwater study required above, the county shall have contracted for
the drilling of the recommended monitoring wells and shall immediately
implement groundwater monitoring as recommended in the study. Once the
monitoring program is in place, if at any time the nitrate levels in the
groundwater monitoring wells is determined to have elevated above
5 mgL at the property line
Within 180 (one hundred eighty) days of approval of this Special
Exception amendment the County shall have contracted with an engineering
firm with appropriate credentials for the preparation of a complete
Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Manual for the Airport WWTP.
16. The Fauquier County Administrator shall contract with the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system once the O & M Manual is in effect and approved by the Virginia Department of Health.