A RESOLUTION APPROVING SE03-C-20 TO ALLOW A COMMUNITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM
WHEREAS, in the matter of SE03-C-20: A Special Exception to construct a community wastewater treatment facility, the Board of Supervisors has conducted a public hearing; and
WHEREAS, based on public testimony, staff analysis and its own deliberations, the Board of Supervisors has made a number of findings and conclusions regarding the proposed system; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors determined that the proposed system is a beneficial alternative to development on individual drainfields; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That SE03-C-20 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:
File an application
with the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, for the proposed
private sewage system.
preliminary meeting with the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate,
to determine basic design parameters acceptable to the Department.
Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, and the County Soil Scientist shall
conduct a field inspection to identify specific sites on the property that
are both adequate and suitable for use as effluent discharge areas.
Submit a soils
evaluation proposal to the Health Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate,
and the Fauquier County Soil Scientist for the proposed site of
drainfields associated with the facility.
As part of this evaluation, the Applicant shall conduct a saturated
hydraulic conductivity test (K-sat) to determine a permeability rate that
will be used in developing suitable design criteria.
Submit a design to
dispose of sewage effluent, and calculate nitrate loading, ponding and
disposal means in accordance with State and local health codes.
Effect any design
revisions deemed necessary by the Health Department and/or DEQ, as
appropriate, and submit the revised package to the local Health Department
for the issuance of a permit.
addition, the following general provisions shall also apply:
The private sewage
treatment facility shall, preferably, be operated by a public entity, but
under no circumstances by less than a Class “A” wastewater operator
licensed by the
The Applicant shall
provide an annual certification statement to the Zoning Administrator
indicating that a Class “A” or higher operator is under a current
contract for the sewage treatment facility.
Applicant or the licensed operator shall ensure that 24-hour a day
monitoring and notification systems and procedures suitable to the Health
Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, have been developed and are in then
current effect for the sewage treatment operations.
The operator shall be responsible for notifying the County and all
adjacent property owners of any system malfunctions within 24 hours of the
occurrence of the malfunction.
of the sewage treatment system shall be submitted to the Health Department
and/or DEQ, as appropriate, as required on a routine basis, with
accumulated results submitted to the Zoning Administrator on an annual
Before the issuance
of the first occupancy permit, the Applicant shall provide written
evidence to the Building Official that the Applicant has arranged for the
appropriate disposal of bio-solids produced on-site.
The Applicant shall
make suitable provisions for the payment of sufficient fees and dues by
members of the homeowners’ association to be created for the
development, to assure that in addition to all other fees and dues charged
to homeowners for other purposes of the said association, there are raised
annually sufficient funds for safe operation and maintenance of the
system, to include creation of a reserve fund to be used in the event of
emergencies, or replacement of components, for so long as the system shall
remain in operation.