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 below. 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. Demolition of the existing tank is expected to begin in the summer of 2018 with construction of the new tank beginning shortly thereafter. An architects rendering of the tank is below.
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