As we reported in our Summer 2017 Newsletter, on January 20, 2016 Fairfax Water sent a letter to MPHOA property owners and to residents of several other nearby communities announcing county plans to upgrade the water system in our neighborhood and in those other communities – around 18-20 locations in all. The plans and corresponding surveys were completed later in 2016 and the resulting surveys and plans had called for the actual construction work to begin in the late summer of 2017.
As of late fall 2017, the necessary permits from VDOT (required when digging up sections of public highways) had been obtained and the necessary soil sampling had been completed and work began on the Gervais Circle portion of the project. That work was completed in late fall, due to unexpectedly nice weather. However, cold weather precludes this type of work and the planned upgrades at the north end of Van Tuyl Place have been delayed until spring.
The Board keeps in contact with the County and will advise residents when there is a firm schedule for the Van Tuyl portion of this project later this spring.