RA: Water Main Leak Affecting Glade Stream

Charlestown Lane and Glade Stream

Residents of Charlestown Lane alerted Reston Association and Fairfax Water of a water main break Wednesday morning.

The residents of the south Reston neighborhood noticed muddy water in the Glade stream, RA says.

Fairfax Water is working on fixing the break. Reston Now will update this story if the break causes any hazards or delays for residents.

In other water news, Fairfax County contractors will begin work to replace a sewer pipe in the West Cove area of Lake Thoreau within the next two weeks, RA says. The project will take 10-12 days and will begin on Aug. 17 or 24, according to a county engineering technician.

Repair costs will be borne by the county, RA said.

In June, four of the seven straps that held the pipe in place were found to be broken during a June 8 inspection of the line, causing the pipe to buckle about 18 inches near one of the manhole covers on the south side of the cove. The county found no evidence of a break or leakage into the lake.

An additional investigation done in July determined that there were two sags in the pipe (not one as initially thought) prompting the county to opt to replace the entire sewer line that goes through the lake.

Fairfax Water says the repairs should take 3 to 5 days.

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