TO APPROVE SPECIAL EXCEPTION SE03-C-32 REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A COMMUNITY
WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM, LANDMARK PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT,
the Applicant is seeking a Special Exception to allow the construction of
a community wastewater treatment and disposal system to serve a proposed
64 lot subdivision; and
in the matter of SE03-C-32: A Special Exception to construct a community
wastewater treatment facility, the Planning Commission has conducted a
public hearing; and
based on public testimony, staff analysis and its own deliberations the
Planning Commission has made a number of findings and conclusions
regarding the proposed system; and
the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on this request and
has found the Applicant responsive to the concerns of the Planning
Commission and the Community; now, therefore, be it
by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of
August 2003, That SE03-C-32 be, and is hereby approved, subject to the
- The system shall be designed and built to Fauquier
County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA) standards.
- The system shall be designed to accommodate future
connection to a conventional sewer system should lines be extended to
- The Applicant shall be
responsible for all design and construction costs.
- The Applicant shall be
responsible for all costs of initial operation up to the time of
transfer to WSA. During this period, the operation will be conducted
in conformance with WSA standards.
- Following system completion and attainment of 90% rate
of utilization, or at an earlier time deemed appropriate by the Board
of Supervisors and WSA, the entire system (including treatment
facilities, primary drainfields, and reserve drainfields) shall be
conveyed in fee simple ownership to WSA and will be operated by WSA.
- Prior to site plan submittal for the private sewage
treatment facility approved hereby, the applicant shall:
- File an application with the Health Department
and/or DEQ, as appropriate, for the proposed private sewage system.
- Conduct a preliminary meeting with the Health
Department and/or DEQ, as appropriate, to determine basic design
parameters acceptable to the Department.
- The Health 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.
The County or WSA shall establish and maintain a reserve
fund for future capital replacement of the system or connection to an
alternative system to serve this development. The applicant agrees to make
an initial cash contribution to this fund of $20,000. The operating fees
assessed to system users shall include a portion to be set aside for this
fund, in addition to the fee that recaptures the costs of operating and
maintaining the system. These fees shall commence as each dwelling
connects to the system.