Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

September 15, 2003

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Assistant County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution Implementing Sewer Service to the Airport Planning Area


Topic Description:

The Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Committee and County staff have been working to provide wastewater treatment services to the Airport and adjacent properties zoned industrial within the Midland Service District.  On May 19, 2003 , a Special Exception Permit was approved for the operation of a small treatment facility utilizing a drip disposal system.  The services are to be provided in two phases of approximately 4,400 gallons per day of treatment capacity. 

The following actions are needed in order to move to the construction phase of the project that will provide 4,400 gallons per day of capacity:

  1. Approval of an operating agreement with the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority
  2. Approval of the standard Airport Sewer Planning Area Availability Fee Agreement
  3. Award of the construction contract

Operating Agreement with Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority:

The agreement is attached and was approved by WSA on August 26, 2003 .  The agreement anticipates transfer of the system to WSA once a discharge permit is obtained to serve as a back-up option to the proposed site based disposal system.

Airport Sewer Planning Area Availability Fee Agreement:

The agreement is modeled after the approach used in New Baltimore.  Fauquier County will provide the initial outlay funds from an appropriation in the utility fund of $440,000.  The cost of service has been established in Phase One at $50.00 per gallon per day.  All the existing businesses have indicated intent to participate.  Allocations for Phase One are as follows:  


Gallons Per Day (gpd)


Ross Industries


$ 112,500

S.W. Rodgers


$   18,750

Donald Morris (Fiberglass Engineer)


$   18,750

Michael Aubrey (Asphalt Plant)


$   18,750



$   18,750





Property Owners wishing to develop vacant industrially zoned property have recently been asked to reserve capacity at the rate of $25.00 per gallon per day with the balance to be paid with the execution of work to make available Phase Two capacity.  Responses to this request are expected in mid-September.  The standard agreement is attached.

Award of Construction Contract:

Bids are scheduled to be opened on September 12, 2003 , for the installation of the Phase One collection system and for the treatment system covering the total available treatment capacity.  The results of the bidding process will be reported at the Board of Supervisors meeting.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Funds have been appropriated for this project from the Utility Fund.  Following the New Baltimore model, connection fees will provide income to repay the funds advanced by Fauquier County .

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

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Committee

Economic Development Office