Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates New Water Treatment Facility
Loudoun Water is proceeding with the design and construction of a single water treatment plant to serve all of the water needs of both the Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates communities. The plant will be located in Selma Estates. This site is most suitable for water distribution since it is located at a higher elevation than Raspberry Falls and gravity can be utilized for reliability and cost effectiveness.
The plant will use membrane filtration for pathogen/bacteria removal. The membrane treatment facility will be comprised of several components, including pumps, strainers and storage tanks, in addition to the membrane filter units.
The plant will be sized based on the maximum daily usage observed over the past six years, which is 900 gallons per day per connection.
The project is currently in design and will be bid ready at the end of 2015. Construction is estimated to begin in 2016. The treatment plant is planned to be operational in 2017.
Loudoun Water will fund the capital costs of the new water treatment system through its general fund. The general fund will be replenished over time through user rates received from all Loudoun Water customers.
Raspberry Falls Current Treatment System
Water is supplied to Raspberry Falls by two community wells, and wastewater is collected and treated to a high degree at the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Most organic material and nutrients are removed through biological treatment before being disinfected and discharged to an unnamed tributary of Limestone Branch.
11/6/2015: Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates Commission Permit Approved by BOS (November 4, 2015)
BOS Report: “CMPT-2015-0009, Plains of Raspberry Amended Community Water Service Area (Catoctin) Vice Chairman Buona moved that the Board of Supervisors ratify the Planning Commission's approval of CMPT-2015-0009, Plains of Raspberry Amended Community Water Service Area, based on the Commission Permit Plat entitled, “Plains of Raspberry Amended Community Water Service Area,” dated June 2015 and revised through 11/04/2015 Action Report Page 8 September 28, 2015 and the Findings for Approval provided as Attachment 1 to the November 4, 2015 Action Item. (Consent Item) (Seconded by Supervisor Volpe. The motion passed 8-0-1, Supervisor Delgaudio absent for the vote.)”Authorization for Staff to Evaluate Pooling R&R Funding
This is another important and successful milestone in the process of improvements for your community.
10/20/2015: Well Notice Letter
10/14/2015: Summary Notes of Raspberry Falls/Selma Community Meeting
9/25/2015: Community Meeting Presentation
7/21/2015: Summary of Notes of Raspberry Falls/Selma Community Meeting
6/26/2015: Selma Estates and Raspberry Falls Water Supply Systems Public Meeting Presentation
6/1/2015: Resolution of Intent for Selma - Raspberry Availability Fee - Rak - May 14 2015
3/17/2015: Resolution of the Loudoun Water Board Regarding Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates Community Systems
Presentations from the January 30, 2015 Loudoun Water Board Workshop:
1) Study of Long Term Option Review - Aaron Duke
2) Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates Community Water Systems, Jonathan Rak
1/23/2015: Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates Community Water Systems Study of Long Term Options
Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates:Water Supply and Treatment Solution Discussion, November 3, 2014
Hazen and Sawyer Memorandum: Raspberry Falls and Selma Estates - Assessment of Long Term Water Supply Options
Raspberry Falls Water Supply Update - August 1, 2014
Letter to Residents Regarding Temporary Membrane Filtration System and Outdoor Water Use - July 31, 2014
Raspberry Falls Weekly Water Supply Update - July 25, 2014
Raspberry Falls Weekly Water Supply Update - July 18, 2014
Raspberry Falls/Selma Estates Water Use FAQ - July 2014
Community Meeting Presentation - June 2014
Notice of GUDI Investigation for Raspberry Falls Well PW2 and Water Shortage - June 2014