The City of Falls Church Public Works owns and operates approximately 47 miles of sanitary sewer pipe that conveys nearly 1.4 million gallons of sewage per day to treatment plants located in Alexandria and Arlington. To maintain this system of pipes and manholes City crews must clean the pipe 3 to 4 times annually; sometime more in locations where grease buildup occurs frequently.
Where does it go?
A portion of the City's wastewater flows to the Arlington County Pollution Control Plant. To learn more about the treatment process please visit the County's website. The rest of the City's wastewater flows through Fairfax County and is treated at the Alexandria Wastewater Treatment Plant.