Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Vice Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

August 9, 2007


Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution to Authorize a Request to Amend SE03-CR-23, Special Exception to Allow the Construction and Operation of a Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System, Fauquier County Owner and Applicant


Topic Description:

In May 2003, the Board approved a Special Exception permit to construct and operate a wastewater treatment system at the airport.  The system serves the airport and surrounding property zoned for industrial purposes and was permitted to begin service in March 15, 2006 by the Health Department.

The County has received a request from Riverside Mulch which is located in the Phase II service area to tie into the system.  This has caused us to review the current special exception permit and consider options for utilizing the capacity available in the system.   Based on our current experience with the system, it appears that it may be appropriate to seek modification of several of the conditions of the Special Exception permit.  These revisions pertain to requirements to:

1)      Transfer ownership and operation to the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA).

2)      Limit the capacity of the plant to 4,400 gallons per day without an approved discharge permit.

The staff would like to consider other operational arrangements apart from the WSA.  The staff and engineering consultants have determined that a discharge permit as a means of providing an alternative to the reserve requirement is not practical.  However, it appears that there are other adjacent suitable soils to serve as a reserve resource.  These and other issues would be addressed through the process of requesting a modification to the Special Exception permit.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

It is requested that staff be authorized to make application to modify conditions of the permit.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

Unknown at this time.



Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Community Development

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport

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