Emery, President of Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc. (EGGI),
will brief the Board of Supervisors on the previous results of the
groundwater resource study conducted in New Baltimore.
One of the key reasons for that study was to determine
whether there is ample groundwater to meet New Baltimore Service
District public water supply demand at full build-out, without
relying on the formerly proposed Auburn Dam as a supplemental
Emery is also prepared to discuss groundwater resources and
quality questions regarding the following topics:
resource and well system capabilities to serve the New Baltimore
District and limited portions of the Warrenton Service District;
contamination issue; and
sports complex (potable and irrigation needs).
questions need to be referred to Earle Douple, Chairman of the
Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA) Board and
Barney Durrett, General Manager, WSA.
Chase Residential Subdivision.
The referenced application has a special exception regarding an
above ground water storage facility location onsite.
The applicant has proposed to connect the project to WSA
public water service. The
Planning Commission, in a May 13th work session, was
advised by Earle Douple, Chairman of the WSA Board, along with
Barney Durrett, WSA General Manager, that portions of the
Warrenton Service District (e.g., Cedar Knolls, Millwood,
Terranova) are already served through interconnected well systems
from New Baltimore. Discussions
focused on groundwater resource capacity to support development in
should be noted that The
Plan for Water in Chapter Nine, Public Facilities & Utilities,
of the Comprehensive Plan incorporated by reference the Camp
Dresser & McKee (CDM) Water and Wastewater Master Plan (March 1997).
The WSA operates its largest water system countywide within
the New Baltimore Service District, which provides limited
extensions into the eastern portion of the Warrenton Service
District. The CDM Plan
identified future line extensions of the WSA public service into
the vicinity of Frytown and the Warrenton Chase location.
Within the referenced CDM plan, those lines and associated
improvements (e.g., Water Storage), which must be designed and
constructed to WSA specifications, had to be funded and/or
constructed by the proposed developments needing that service.
As part of the Planning Commission Warrenton Chase review
and public hearings for a series of special exception
applications, some residents requested the extension of public
water to the Frytown community. Concerns still persist regarding a
long-term contamination problem. The contaminants of
perchloroethylene and tetrachloroelthene are the identified
problems. The County
provides bottled water or filters to five homes along
, Duhollow and Frytown
Roads. The Board of
Supervisors will consider the Warrenton Chase special exception
applications at its July 21st public hearing.
The Planning Commission recommended approval of the water
storage facility special exception request with six conditions:
County Board of Supervisors determines that the proposed extension
of water service by the WSA can be made without detrimental effect
on the residents now served or planned to be served by the New
Baltimore well system.
physical extension of water lines shall be made at the sole
expense of the applicant, with no costs transferred to the County
physical extension of water lines shall be made in a manner that
provides adequate lateral crossings of both Frytown and Duhollow
Roads, as determined by WSA, to facilitate the connection to
public water for current residents on either side of these two
Applicant shall extend water line service to those lots in Frytown
with designated contaminated wells that are under management of
the Department of Emergency Services.
by the Planning Commission
Careful consideration to be given to the location
of these water lines to be sensitive to existing floodplain,
erosive soils, private improvements, and natural resources.
waterlines to be a minimum diameter of 6 to 8 inches to
accommodate fire hydrants to assist Fire and Rescue and to provide
for a safer community.
Planning Commission also recommended that the Board of Supervisors
have the WSA aggressively pursue an additional production well in
Center District to supplement and link with the New Baltimore