Background
In 2019, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors adopted the Loudoun County 2019 Comprehensive Plan and designated Loudoun Water as the presumed provider of water and sewer service (for new service, i.e., undeveloped areas) in the Leesburg Joint Land Management Area (JLMA). In addition, the Plan also expanded Loudoun Water’s service area (effectively) with incorporation of land adjacent to the JLMA into the Transition Policy Area (TPA).

In response to these changes in service area, Loudoun Water completed (in 2020) initial master planning of the new service areas establishing a concept for extension of water and sewer systems that would ensure full integration into the existing Central Systems. The initial planning generally established the areas to be served, broad estimates of future water demands and wastewater flows and concept layouts of system extensions into the service areas as well as upstream and downstream impacts to the Central Systems due to the additional demands and flows. The initial planning focused on buildout of the service areas, system extensions necessary to provide services under the ultimate conditions and a review of Loudoun Water’s capacity to serve; confirming treatment capacity exists or there is an existing plan to deliver necessary expansion of capacity.

Leesburg JLMA East

“JLMA East” is the name that Loudoun Water is using for the area between the limits of the Town of Leesburg and the Loudoun Water central service area, south of Route 7 and east of Bolen Park. This update provides information related to the JLMA East service area to facilitate development within this defined area.

Water Planning Summary

Planning continues to advance as more site-specific information becomes available. Continued discussions and coordination with Town of Leesburg and the development community is generating refined assumptions for:

  • future commercial development types, patterns, location and intensities,
  • future residential demographics and associated development locations and densities,

The advanced planning is ongoing and with numerous variables and uncertainties planning becomes an iterative process to identify projects and their appropriate sizing and timing. Consequently, the “projects” identified are to be considered preliminary and range from a simple concept to a more advanced plan. All are subject to change as development progresses, and Loudoun Water anticipates private development will design and construct most of the project identified.

A summary of the “projects” identified to date along with the current status and schedule follows.
 

Project ID
Name
Planning Phase
Design Phase
Construction Phase
Complexities
W1-East 24” Extension to Goose Creek

Complete,

LW/Hazen

Start 2Q21

End 3Q22, TC/CC

TBD Easement(s), cut in tee on live line
W2-East 24" Extension to Cochran Mill

Complete

LW/Hazen

Start 2Q21

End 3Q22, TC/CC

TBD Goose Creek Crossing, easements, possible concurrent develop
W3-East 16" Extension to Crosstrail Blvd

Complete

LW/Hazen

Start 2Q21 End 3Q22 TC/CC

TBD Cochran Mill Road crossing, raw water transmission main, overhead electric, gas mains; easements
W4-East 16" Loop to Gant Lane

Complete

LW/Hazen

TBD TBD W&OD trail crossing, overhead electric, gas mains, easements, Bolen Park crossing, Sycolin Creek
W5-East 16" Extension to Existing 24" near Trap

Complete

LW/Hazen

TBD TBD Possible concurrent development, cut in tee on live line