Week in Reston

Week in Reston

No Replacement for Septage Facility

After an extensive search of potential sites and associated cost-benefit analysis, the County has decided not to pursue the construction of a new facility to replace the existing north county site (i.e., Colvin Run Septage Receiving Facility); which will be permanently closed.

The high costs of purchasing property and constructing a new facility makes it impractical to recover expenditures through reasonable service fees. Further, the alternative disposal options for county generated septage which were instituted during the temporary closure of the Colvin Run Facility (including options at the Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant, the Upper Occoquan service Authority, and D.C. Water’s Blue Plains facility) have worked effectively and will be able to meet future needs.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins said, “I am pleased the County worked with the community in addressing the various concerns/comments and worked out a solution that is both a win/win for the community, the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the haulers.”

For a more in depth summary of the decision visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/ and look under News & Information for Septage Receiving Site Relocation Feasibility Study Concludes.

Celebrating Dogs and Their Humans

Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and the Park Authority are teaming together to host the Wag Fest, on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dog owners will have the opportunity to learn about the county’s dog parks and find out about opportunities to serve as a volunteer dog park monitor.

Also featured at Wag Fest will be presentations and demonstrations of the Fire and Rescue VA canine team members and the Fairfax County Police K-9 unit. In addition, dog licenses will be available for sale, and guests from the Animal Shelter will be featured. Dog supplies and businesses will also be on hand for the festivities.

Wag Fest will be held inside and outside at the North County Governmental Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston. For more information, contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

Kiddie Academy in Reston Presents Summer Programs

On Saturday, April 1, Kiddie Academy of Reston will be hosting inaugural CampVentures event. Local families seeking summer camp programs for children ages 2-12 years old are invited to the fun, free community event to experience first-hand a summer’s worth of camp programs, concepts and education in a single morning (from 10 a.m.-12) at 12320 Pinecrest Road, Suite 150, Reston.

This event is open to anyone in the community — including current students and new friends and families who would like to partake in this fun experience.