Week In Great Falls

<sh>Sewer vs. Septic

<bt>One of the most important longer-term questions facing Great Falls is: How to do deal with wastewater? Currently, most septic systems in the village area operate well, but they are showing signs of age. And two systems — the 7-11 and firehouse — are on pump-and haul. Eventually, Great Falls will have to adopt a sustainable solution. Residents are urged to attend the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) general membership meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Grange and express their opinions on this issue. There are viable on-site septic solutions that would avoid the sewer question altogether and help preserve the semi-rural, low-density character of Great Falls. These potential on-site solutions can also be more environmentally friendly and less expensive. Come hear Anish Jantrania of the Virginia Department of Health, Craig Benson of American Water, Jack Bowles of GFCA and Joan DuBois, Dranesville District Supervisor, discuss these options and all of their implications.