To improve service to customers, Fairfax Water will be replacing its existing water storage tank located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University (GMU). The existing tank controls water pressure on the campus as well as surrounding areas in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. These areas experience delivery pressures that are lower than those typically experienced elsewhere in Fairfax Water’s system. The replacement tank will be taller than the existing tank, which will increase delivery pressures to customers in the areas shown on the map above. Changes to the style of the tank will also ensure water quality will be maintained. The new tank will be constructed on the same site as the existing tank between University Drive and Sideburn Road as shown on the map above.
Construction Update: Site preparation work is ongoing. Removal of the existing steel tank will start on December 22nd to coincide with the GMU holiday break in classes. In an effort to complete the removal of the tank by January 6, 2019, our contractor will be working extended hours. Please note that there will be no work on the following days:
- Monday, December 24, 2018
- Tuesday, December 25, 2018
- Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Construction of the new tank will begin shortly thereafter.
Rendering of the new tank
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