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MINUTES OF PUBLIC HEARING ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITIES PLAN, 133 <br /> DECEMBER 7 , 1976. <br /> A Public Hearing was held in the Council Chambers, 10 West Loud- <br /> oun Street, . Leesburg, Virginia on December 7 , 1976. The meeting was <br /> called to order by Mayor Newman at 7 : 36 P.M. with the announcement <br /> that this public hearing is to present the Town of Leesburg' s Waste- <br /> water Management Facilities Plan to the public. Present were: Mayor <br /> Mary Anne Newman, Councilmembers Charles E. Bange, Glen P.' Cole, <br /> Stanley D. .Herrell , Jr. , James A. Rock, C. Terry Titus *and John W. <br /> Tolbert, Jr. Also present were representatives of the Council of <br /> Governments and the State Water Control Board, Northern Regional <br /> Office. Present from Johnson and Williams, engineering consultants, <br /> were John W. Hawthorne, Jr. , Robert Southworth and Anthony J. De <br /> Falco. <br /> The Notice of Public Hearing was read by the Clerk of the Council. <br /> Mayor Newman introduced Mr. Anthony De Falco of Johnson and Wil- <br /> liams, who explained that this is a rather important step in the ac- <br /> tual Federal funding process as it relates to the development of <br /> wastewater management facilities for the Town of Leesburg for the <br /> next twenty years'. He explained that there are three steps involved <br /> (exhibiting these steps on a series of cards) , each one involving <br /> application, prior application and subsequent review. Step I is <br /> CD the planning process, for which a grant has already been secured <br /> and which is the process involved here tonight. When this. process <br /> is completed, it will be submitted for approval by the appropriate <br /> authorities, these being the local governing body, the state body <br /> and the federal authorities. Step II is the design of the facili- <br /> ties, which will also be presented for approval by the above-men- <br /> tioned governing bodies. Step III- is the implementation or con- <br /> struction phase of the planned facility. A previous public hearing <br /> has been held for the purpose of informing the citizens of Leesburg <br /> just -what -the engineers are 'engaged in and what they are attempting <br /> to do for them. There are three tracks involved in this planning <br /> process, they being (1) enyneering feasibility; (2) review of cur- <br /> rent wastewater management and (3) future conditions. Along with <br /> this, they looked at and included in their analysis the infiltra- <br /> tion/inflowstudy done by another engineer (Bengtson-DeBell) . . From <br /> this study, they were able to determine the most cost effective a- <br /> mount of infiltration/inflow to. be removed. For purposes of this <br /> study, a 75: pe_cent removal amount has been .used, along with a <br /> growth rate of five percent per annum. He pointed out on a map <br /> the study area involved, this being a 29-square mile area which ent. <br /> compasses the town and its one-mile subdivision jurisdiction out- <br /> side the corporate limits. This is the area considered to be "im- <br /> mediate needs". The EPA will fund 75 percent of all capital costs <br /> associated with the actual facility for these immediate needs, these <br /> having been defined as those facilities needs which will be mani- <br /> fested in 1985. The above three tracks have been culminated into <br /> the development of the following wastewater management alternatives ; <br /> which were explained in detail by Mr. De Falco : <br /> (1) No. action. <br /> (2) Optimization of existing facilities. <br /> (3) Use of Potomac Interceptor and Blue Plains Treatment Plant. <br /> (4) Dulles Treatment Plant. <br /> (5) Upgrade Leesburg' s plant (biological) . <br /> (6) Upgrade Leesburg' s plant (physical/chemical ) . <br /> (7) Upgrade Leesburg' s plant (compromise) . <br /> The seventh is the recommended alternative - the plant is already in <br /> existence and is a fairly new one, the conveyance systems are already <br /> in the ground and a rehabilitation program is underway to improve <br /> the infiltration/inflow considerably. • . They_are•trying to achieve <br /> the standards that the- State wants' - basically, these being the same <br /> .as the Occoquan plant. He explained the applicable discharge criteria <br /> required, with one of the most important being to inactivate all of <br /> the viruses present in the wastewater .before discharge into the Tus- <br /> carora. This would require a 55-day holding pond, which• is an ex- <br /> tremely expensive proposition. .The recommended alternative, .which <br /> exludes the holding pond.; is not nearly as stringent and as ambi- <br /> tious as that required by the .State Water Control Board - this new <br /> set of proposed criteria will have to be "sold" to the SWCB. This <br />