Construction work to improve the parking lot at the Water Pollution Control Plant is underway and expected to finish in summer 2023.
At the Water Pollution Control Plant, our main goal is to protect public health and the environment. We’ve done amazing things with the master plan upgrades that were developed in 2001 and completed in 2011.
The plant upgrades have provided for aggressive removal of nutrients and greatly reduced the potential for negative environmental impacts to the Chesapeake Bay. With the previous upgrades focusing on liquid treatment, we are now initiating new upgrades for the solids generated during the water reclamation process.
The Solids Master Plan was completed in 2018 and it identified recommended options for the modernization of plant facilities (solids treatment), while creating opportunities for sustainability and resource recovery. The projects identified through the Solids Master Plan are now being implemented through the Arlington Re-Gen program.
The main drivers of the plan were to:
As part of the Solids Master Plan process, the County partnered with Arlington residents representing civic associations, environmental groups, and community organizations to form a Biosolids Advisory Panel. The panel continues to engage in activities and provide feedback on processes related to the Arlington Re-Gen program. For the latest updates from the Biosolids Advisory Panel, please visit the Arlington Re-Gen website. Past materials are archived below.
Stakeholder Meeting Presentation
Stakeholder Meeting Summary
Please visit the Arlington Re-Gen website for Biosolids Advisory Panel meeting materials October 2022 - present.
Learn how the Arlington Water Pollution Control Plant plans to turn its solids processing facilities into a state-of-the-art operation to capture renewable energy and a nutrient-rich soil additive.
Alyson Jordan Tomaszewski