Water Treatment Facilities – Lorton VA

Description

According to an index of WPA projects in the National Archives, the WPA constructed a sewage disposal plant, sedimentation tanks, a sludge digestion tank, and dripping beds in Lorton in 1936. In 1938, the Washington Post reported that funds were allocated for the PWA to conduct further improvements.

Exact location and status of project unknown, but the facility could now be the site of the Norman M. Cole, Jr. Pollution Control Plant, Virginia’s largest such facility.

Source notes

National Archives, Record Group 69, “Microfilmed Index to WPA Projects.”

“PWA rejects grant for a new armory,” Washington Post, September 3, 1938, p. X15

“Jobs for 2,300 here assured in PWA work,” Washington Post, October 26, 1938, p. X17

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on July 6, 2013.

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Location Info


9399 Richmond Highway
Lorton, VA 22709

Location notes: Location is an estimate based on location of Fairfax County water treatment facility.

Coordinates: 38.70002753462581, -77.20451914760741

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