Emergency & Important
Watershed Contacts

We are all the guardians of Accotink Creek. Use the contacts below to notify those who can take action when you observe issues affecting the wellbeing of our watershed.
FIRE HYDRANT/WATER MAIN BREAKS:
Fairfax Water: Immediately report fire hydrant or water main breaks, which kill fish. 703-698-5613 or email watermainbreak@fairfaxwater.org
More at https://www.fairfaxwater.org/contact/index.htm

STREAM POLLUTION:
- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, 703-583-3800 or 24-hour hotline: 800-468-8892 or ONLINE REPORT FORM. Call DEQ when you observe suspicious discharges being drained into storm drains/streams, including untreated swimming pool water, and when you observe fish kills.
More at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/PollutionResponsePreparedness/MakingaReport.aspx

- Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division: 703-324-5500 or ONLINE CONTACT FORM

- City of Fairfax: Fire Marshall 703-385-7830 (Business hours), Police 703-385-7924 (After hours)

- Distinguishing natural stream phenomena from pollution https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/stormwater/whats-stuff-stream

EROSION & SILTATION:
- For illegal removal of trees, illegal clearing of land greater than 2500 square feet or illegal dumping of fill material, contact Fairfax County Code Enforcement Division at 703-324-1937 or ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM. Code Enforcement should also be contacted if erosion, siltation and other harmful effects of construction activity are observed, such as a silt fence down or with a break. Sediment can quickly smother and destroy the life in a stream.

- For erosion along roadsides, such as ditches, call VDOT, 800-367-7623 or ONLINE REQUEST FORM

ILLEGAL DUMPING:
- For dumping in progress contact 911 or Fairfax County Fire and Rescue 703-691-2131.

- For hazardous substances like pesticides and paint, contact Fairfax County Fire and Rescue at 703-691-2131 or ONLINE CONTACT FORM.

- For dumping that may be a health hazard, such as tires with standing water, contact the Health Department, 703-246-2411 or ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM.

STORM DRAINS/SEWERS:
- Storm Drains, Storm Retention Ponds: To report storm drain issues during business hours contact Maintenance & Stormwater Management at 703-877-2800 or STORM DRAIN REPORT FORM More at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/stormwater/storm-drainage-system

- For after-hours storm drain emergencies that are not life threatening, call the 24-hour Wastewater Trouble Response Center at 703-323-1211, and state that you are reporting a storm sewer emergency.

- For sanitary sewer issues, call the Wastewater Collection Division at 703-323-1211/703-239-8444 or by EMAIL.
More at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/wastewater#trouble

- For maintenance of systems in public street rights-of-way (roadside ditches, curb inlets, pipes under the roadway), contact VDOT) at 800-367-7623 or ONLINE REQUEST FORM

ENCROACHMENT ON PARKS:
Homeowners who live next to parks appropriate public property as extensions of their backyards. Report this and other abuses of our parks:
- Fairfax County: 703-324-8702 or PARK FEEDBACK FORM
- City of Fairfax: 703-385-7858 or email parksrec@fairfaxva.gov

Fairfax County interactive park encroachement map. Know your boundaries!
(Select second button on left menu bar of embedded app.)
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/encroachment

DUMPING & JUNK ON PRIVATE PROPERTY:
Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance, 703-324-1300 or ONLINE CONTACT FORM

POLICE:
Fairfax County 703-691-2131, Fairfax City 703-385-7924, Vienna 703-938-4900, Virginia State Police 703-803-0026/800-553-3144

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPERS
To call in backup on any issue, contact Potomac Riverkeepers 202-796-8452 or ONLINE REPORTING FORM

Fairfax County Emergency Listings:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/contact/hotlines-and-emergency-numbers

General Fairfax County Government Contact
703-324-7329 or ONLINE CONTACT FORM


IMPORTANT REFERENCES:

Bay Journal http://www.bayjournal.com/
Conservation Currents https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/conservation-currents-newsletter
Park Authority blog http://ourstoriesandperspectives.com/
Friends of Accotink Creek Allies http://www.accotink.org/AlliedSites.htm

- Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste within Fairfax County: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/hazardous-waste

- DPWES Stream Protection Strategies: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/stormwater/stream-protection-strategy-baseline-study

- Fairfax City Environmental Services: http://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/stormwater-information

- Water quality stewardship guide https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/water-quality-stewardship-guide

- Fairfax County Stormwater Information: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/stormwater/

- Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD): 703-324-1460 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/

- Conservation Assistance Financial Incentives for Homeowners and Civic Associations: http://www.accotink.org/ConservationAssistance.htm

- Tips on Keeping your Lawn Green and the Chesapeake Bay Clean: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/fall-lawn-care

- Vienna Department of Public Works: http://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=788

- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR): http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/


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