Robotic Equipment Inspects Fairfax County Wastewater Lines

Crews are engaged in high tech inspection of county sewage lines in the Pohick Stream Valley in recent weeks. Emergency repairs like sinkholes, collapses, and floods caused by clogged lines, are safety threats to maintenance crews and the public.  The incidence of emergency repair needs is reduced by periodic line inspection.

A robot equipped with a camera ready to video pipe conditions

According to the Burke Connection, “Contracted crews use robotic equipment with closed-circuit television cameras to inspect Fairfax County’s 3,000 miles of pipes that make up its wastewater management system. This newer process, called “inspect to clean,” replaces the more costly “clean and inspect” approach. The camera inspection allows crews to more easily identify portions of the pipe which need attention, before problems become an emergency, without clearing out pipes that do not require maintenance.”

As per Burke Connection, “Three-man contractor crews with support personnel, like the crew seen at work in Springfield, work on systems all over the county, and country, putting in 14-day weeks with 4-day rest breaks. In FY-2018, The County inspected 201 miles and cleaned 502 miles of sewer lines to ensure unobstructed, maximum flow. Fairfax County budgeted $78.9 million for wastewater operations and maintenance for FY 2020. Costs of the system are primarily funded by customers for the system that covers 234 square miles of Fairfax County’s 407 square mile area. The County’s FY-2020 budget includes a 4.8 percent increase in sewer service charges; about 28 cents additional per 1,000 gallons.”

Properties in Burke

This lovely townhome in Burke is so endearing available now! The construction offers four bedrooms and four baths (three full, one half) across a total 2,799 finished sq ft.

9800 Burke Pond Ln

The main floor is a lovely open space that's finely finished, with recessed lights and hardwood floors throughout. The open living room and dining room have fine wainscotting, and the living room itself has a mantel fireplace. The kitchen, for its part, is fantastic, with plentiful countertop space, subway tile backsplash, and modern stainless steel appliances. The adjoining breakfast area is an ideal everyday eating space with a butcher block-topped peninsula counter with plenty of seating space, as well as a great view of the rear deck and forested surrounding lot. The rear family room is a comfortable space with chair railing, awesome built-in storage cabinets, and sliding glass door access to the covered sunroom portion of the rear deck. Moving upstairs, the second floor of the home offers three bedrooms. The main suite is a perfect spacious room with vaulted ceiling, large closet, and a luxurious ensuite bath with granite-topped double vanity. The other two bedrooms on this floor get great natural light and include dedicated closet space and chair railing. The finished basement of the property adds an additional 933 finished sq ft to the above-ground total, providing a spacious den with recessed lights, built-in shelving, and floor-to-ceiling brick surround fireplace. The third full bath and fourth bedroom are also in the basement, together making an ideal guest suite for the home. The walkout basement leads to the rear, fenced-in patio area, with steps up to the main floor deck and covered outdoor area; such ideal and plentiful outdoor living for this style of home! 9800 Burke Pond Lane resides in a quiet and scenic neighborhood of Burke, with a nearby community center as well as lovely natural ponds all around. There are plenty of amenities along nearby Lee Chapel Road, and quick access to highways 286 and 645 means trips and commutes into D.C. is a speedy 30 minutes! This is a unique, charming home with so much to offer, book an appointment today! [Burke Centre - $574,000]

Brick Front TH w/Sided Overhang *Across the Street from Lake Braddock Lake *4 Spacious BDRMS with Double Closets on Upper Floor *Main Bdrm with updated full bath w/12 x 24 Upgraded Ceramic Tiles, Update Hall bath with custom Ceramic tiles *Ceramic Foyer entrance *Remolded Kitchen with Raised Paneled Cabinets, Granite Counters, Upgraded Appliances, Ceramic Floor & 2 Sunny Windows *Separate Dining Area with HRWD Floors & Crown Molding Over looks Living Room * Living Room Boast 12+Ft Ceilings & 2 Large Windows *Family Rm Walks out to Private Cement Patio viewing Mature Trees *Large Laundry/Storage Room with Natural light for added expansion or possible 5th BDRM 3rd Full Bath *New Roof, Newer Windows ACTIVE Wed Aug 5th CONTRACTS Reviewed Tuesday Aug 11.

5476 Midship Ct

Beautiful and bright Spacious corner townhouse.

5938 Heritage Square Dr

3 bed Room, 3 and half bathroom, Basement Family room Full Bath and back entrance. Wonderful to call home. Subject to Seller Finding HOC Call Agent for more information. PLEASE CALL LISTING FOR APOIMENT [Heritage Square - $436,900]

Welcome home to Blincoe Court in Burke Village.

9640 Blincoe Ct

This quiet culdesac street is tucked away in one of Burke's most sought after neighborhoods. The tastefully appointed 3-level brick townhome's main level features brand new hardwoods throughout and a gourmet eat in kitchen with a stand-alone island for extra storage and counter space. The roomy kitchen is home to new appliances, exotic granite countertops, and a high end wine fridge. The spacious breakfast nook has plenty of room for 2020's most desirable home feature: a home office! The breakfast nook overlooks a huge fenced in backyard with a storage shed, cut in garden beds, and a stone patio that is perfect for outdoor dinners and entertaining friends and family. Step through the kitchen to the dedicated dining room, which leads to an enormous formal living room. Oversized windows flood the main level living space with all day natural light. New vanities and fresh paint punctuate the 3 spare bathrooms, but the owner's suite bathroom is the real show stealer! This bathroom has been completely updated from top to bottom with a high end glass shower with Carrara marble, an updated vanity, and light fixtures. A brand new sliding glass door brings tons of natural light into the lower level and allows you to walk straight out to your flat and grassy backyard oasis. The lower level recreation room is a wide open canvas for your imagination. Recessed lights are perfect to set the mood for movie night or watching the big game. Need some extra storage? The recently finished laundry room leads right to the ample under-stair storage, and the laundry room itself is huge! Perfect for storing all the outdoor toys you'll want when you live in this nature-centered community. Fresh paint throughout! Close to VRE. The community also features an expansive community pool, nature trails, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Get out of that condo and give stretch your legs in your move-in-ready Burke Village home! Open house 1-4pm 10/17 and 10/18. Come say hello! [Burke Village - $479,900]

Welcome to this completely renovated colonial home on a fantastic lot on a quiet street in coveted Burke Centre.

9936 Rand Dr

This home was fully renovated in 2019 to include new oak wood floors throughout the top two floors, a new kitchen including cabinets, SS appliances, & counters. The bathrooms feature high end materials including marble floor and wall tile, Carrara marble counters, double vanities, frameless shower doors, and all new Restoration Hardware lighting and fixtures. This completely turn key home also includes a new HVAC system. Burke Centre which features 5 community centers and pools, playgrounds, shopping, walking trails, and many more amenities. All of this located with easy access to the VRE, popular commuter routes, and feeds into fantastic school pyramid. Visit today! [Burke Centre - $725,000]


5816 Jacksons Oak Ct

Don't miss this rarely available 3 story colonial in Burkewood Glenn.

9605 Woodedge Dr

Bright and open floorplan welcomes you throughout the home. Main level features hardwood floors, gorgeous kitchen with tons of cabinet space, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops/backsplash and breakfast area. Leading outside to your very own screened-in porch overlooking a large/flat fenced in yard.This is a perfect place to spend those fall nights.  Heading up your 2 story staircase you'll find  oversized bedrooms with tons of natural light, and a convenient laundry room with front loading washer/dryer. Down the hall you'll find your large master retreat with vaulted ceilings, sitting room/office, walk-in closet. Master bath features his and hers vanities, soaking tub, toilet room and separate stand up shower. Basement has a full bathroom, large rec area/flex space and plenty of storage. Burke Centre (Burkewood Glenn) is a wonderful community with tons of amenities and bursting with life (5 pools/community centers/playgrounds/walking trails/basketball and tennis). Location is amazing! Just 7 houses down you'll find access to the Burke Centre trails and newly installed playground. Minutes to the Burke VRE (which hosts a wonderful farmer's market every Saturday May-Dec.) and very accessible to the FFX County PKWY, 95/395/495 [Burkewood Glenn - $739,000]

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.