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Quick Fix Stops Sewage From Draining Into Lake Audubon

by Karen Goff July 21, 2015 at 9:55 am 7 Comments

Reston Association

Update: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – A permanent repair was completed Tuesday afternoon, Reston Association says.

Reston Association and Fairfax County Wastewater Management are working on a permanent fix for a leaky sewer pipe near Lake Audubon.

The sanitary sewer pipe located between Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove Court was discovered to be draining into Lake Audubon on Monday afternoon, RA spokesman Mike Leone said.

Fairfax County Wastewater Management was notified and dispatched workers to stop the leak. A temporary patch was placed by 7 p.m., and county personnel are expected to return to the site on Tuesday to determine how to permanently fix the pipe, RA says.

Testing of the water for bacteria levels will be done later this week, RA says. Residents are being asked to abide by RA’s regulations that prohibit swimming in any of Reston’s four lakes.

  • Troll troller

    FTBJ RA does not own any pipes.

    • Mike M

      Dont be hasty TT. There are different kinds of pipes.

  • Mike M

    Wait. Did she say crack pipe, or cracked pipe?
    Put down the cracked pipe. Step away from the cracked pipe.

    I think I’ll go for a swim.

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  • LakeAnne Swimmer

    Wait, there’s no swimming allowed in any of the lakes? Oops!

  • Cluster Tycoon

    Thanks the Lord RA doesn’t own any nuclear plants.

  • Terry Maynard

    The sewer main (that broke) is the County’s responsibility.

    The “laterals’–pipes serving individual homes–are the responsibility of the homeowners.

    In this neighborhood, the sewer main generally runs along RA land. The creek also runs primarily on RA land, but also cuts into some Wakerobin homeowners’ property as well.

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