In addition to treating residential and commercial wastewater, as a courtesy to the community, the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (the “Authority”) also treats the septage collected from privately owned septic systems on a limited “first come, first served” basis at its Remington Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”). Part of the required maintenance for a privately owned septic system is that it be periodically pumped out and cleaned. Privately owned septage cleaning companies routinely provide this service to individual property owners. Once they have done so, they need to responsibly dispose of the septage they collect. Mixing it with the influent stream of the Authority’s WWTPs is one of the ways that they can do so.
Since privately generated septage is typically much more concentrated than residential or commercial wastewater, it has a significant impact on the WWTP’s ability to receive and treat it. Consequently the Authority, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to limit the monthly volumes of septage it may elect to receive at any particular time as determined by the current operating conditions of the WWTP’s treatment process.
For more particular details regarding the Authority’s conditions for accepting private septage, please follow the links below: