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Public Invited to Discuss Future of Water Reclamation Facility

Do you have concerns about the future of the Occoquan Forest Water Reclamation Facility?

The Occoquan Forest Water Reclamation Facility's permit expires in 2015, and the Prince William County Service Authority is considering either upgrading the facility to continue operations, or installing a pumping station and a sewer force main to carry the facility's wastewater to the H.L. Mooney Advanced Water Reclamation Facility on Rippon Boulevard in Woodbridge. 

Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May announced the need to make this decision in a recent email, in which he invited the public to attend three town hall meetings with the Mid County Civic Association. 

"Citizens have expressed concerns, including the potential impacts that either option might have on existing residents, future land use decisions, and future budgets," May wrote. "These meetings will give citizens the opportunity to learn more about the two options and to pose questions to Authority and County staff."

One meeting has already occurred, but the two remaining meetings are scheduled for Sept. 8 in Manassas and Sept. 17 in Woodbridge.

The first will be at Buckhall VFD at 7190 Yates Ford Road in Manassas on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The second will be at the Board of County Supervisors Chambers in the McCoart Building at 1 County Complex Court in Woodbridge on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

To learn more about the Service Authority's upcoming decision on the Occoquan Forest Reclamation Facility, see www.pwcsa.org.

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