Stafford County Utilities will be conducting several infrastructure improvements in the Ferry Farm area as part of Stafford County’s repair, replace and rehabilitate (3R) program. The goal and intent of the 3R projects are to ensure that Stafford’s water and sewer system continues to operate efficiently and satisfy the present and future needs and expectations of all customers.
Infrastructure improvements in the Ferry Farm area will include:
Description: Inversion lining is a trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation technique that uses a cured-in-place pipe relining system. Residents may hear a loud popping sound as the lining expands throughout the sewer pipes. This process typically takes five to six hours per pipe section to complete. When crews are in a specific area, residents will be asked to reduce water usage as much as possible while the pipe liner cures.
Completion Date: TBD
Waterline Replacement Project:
Description: This is a multiphase, multi-year project where Stafford County Utilities will replace several miles of existing two-inch water line installed by the developer around the 1950s with new six-inch waterline. The new service will also include the installation of several new fire hydrants providing greater fire suppression capability. Residents along the planned route of may experience temporary disruptions in water service and water discoloration while the transition in their phase occurs.
Phase 1: Water Line Installation Completed, 11 Houses transferred to new line, Paving Remaining. Installation of new water mains in the Ferry Farm Subdivision along Braxton Lane and Custis Circle began in June 2021. This project phase replaced approximately 1000 feet of waterline, installed two new hydrants, and installed new meters and service lines where appropriate. Paving to be completed with Phase 2 and Phase 3 in order to achieve congruent pavement.
Phase 2: Water Line Installation Completed, 8 Houses Transfers, Paving Remaining. Installation of new water mains in the Ferry Farm Subdivision along Wayne Street and Page Street began in September 2021. This project phase will replace approximately 900 feet of waterline, install one new hydrant, and relocate water meters and service lines where appropriate. Paving to be completed with Phase 1 and Phase 3 in order to achieve congruent pavement.
Phase 3 (AKA Wayne Street Water Connector): Water Line Installation 90% Completed, House Transfers scheduled, Paving Remaining. This Phase involves installation of new water mains along Wayne Street from Page St. to Mercer Ln. and replacement of outdated 6” pipe along a portion of Mercer. This segment began in October 2021. This project phase will replace approximately 800 feet of waterline and relocate water meters and service lines where appropriate. Paving to be completed with Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to achieve congruent pavement.
Phase 4: 30% of Plans Underway Installation of new water mains along the north end of Blair Rd., remaining section of Page St., Jefferson St., as well as portions of Mt. Vermin Ave. and Fairfax Cir. This project phase will replace approximately 7,100 feet of waterline and relocate water meters and service lines where appropriate.
Phase 5: Construction phase beginning Installation of new water mains in the Ferry Farm Subdivision along Marshall Place will begin in December 2021, followed by the Southernmost portion of Wakefield Avenue. This project phase will replace approximately 1200 feet of waterline and install new meters and service lines where appropriate.
Phase 6: 30% Plans Underway Installation of new water mains in the Ferry Farms Subdivision along non-dead-end roads south of Mercer Ln.
Spur Roads and Other Work:
- Nelson Street - In process of procuring Contractor. Will include roughly 700 ft of water line, one new hydrant, and eight houses transferred to the new water main.
- Westmoreland Place - Work to be scheduled in future
- Berkley Place - Work to be scheduled in future
- Patrick Henry Street - Work to be scheduled in future
*If your property is not included in one of the project zones listed above, then a Stafford County Utilities representative will work with you individually to assure your house is transferred off of the outdated water main before it is abandoned.
Many residences currently have water meters located behind their houses. Part of this project will include relocating the services to the front of the properties where they are more serviceable and accessible to the County Utility workers. An Utilities Employee will work with each resident to determine the best way to reroute the water service on a lot-by-lot basis.
Crews will make every reasonable attempt to minimize impacts and disruptions to the Ferry Farm community during construction. Temporary traffic control and protective measures, including signage, will be in place to keep the general public away from any active work zone and equipment to ensure site safety. Thank you for your patience and understanding as crews work quickly to keep any inconvenience to a minimum.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Ferry Farm infrastructure improvement projects, please get in touch with the Stafford County Utilities Department at (540) 658-8616.