Reservoir Shoreline Easement Policy
Occoquan Shoreline Easement Policy Revisions
Fairfax Water adopted revisions to the
Easement Policy on February 17, 2011. A summary of the revisions
may be viewed by
Fairfax Water owns and maintains the Occoquan Reservoir
on the southern border of Fairfax County Virginia. The Occoquan
Reservoir is a major drinking water source for Northern Virginia.
The Reservoir consists of property and shoreline in both Fairfax
and Prince William Counties. Fairfax Water has easements along the
entire reservoir which provide a riparian buffer zone to protect
the water and allow for future fluctuation of the water surface.
In order to assure a clean, safe supply of water in
the Reservoir, Fairfax Water maintains the "Occoquan
Reservoir Shoreline Easement Policy". The Policy regulates
activity within the shoreline easement such as, but not limited
to, vegetative cover, structures, storage facilities and piers/floats.
All construction work within the easement requires prior permission
of Fairfax Water. Please refer to the Policy before beginning any
work within the easement area.
Please contact Fairfax Water at 703-289-6060 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions about the policy.
Shoreline Easement Policy
a Pier or Float Within the Easement
Water Application for Construction or Clearing within the Easement
Abandoned Watercraft on the Occoquan Reservoir
Abandoned watercraft are treated as abandoned
vehicles by local jurisdictions. The reservoir is bordered by
Fairfax County to the north and Prince William County to the south.
Abandoned watercraft anchored on either shoreline should be reported
to the appropriate jurisdiction. Below is contact information for
Prince William County
For abandoned or inoperative vehicles on public property, call
the Police Department non-emergency number at 703-792-6500.
For violations occurring on private property,
call the Police Department's Inoperable Vehicle Unit at
703-792-5213, to speak with the Inoperable Vehicle officer.
For inoperative vehicles on public property,
call the police department non emergency number at 703-691-2131
For Inoperative vehicles on private property:
For 5 vehicles or less, call the Police
Department at 703-280-0716
For 5 vehicles or more, call the Zoning
Enforcement Branch, Department of Planning and Zoning at