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Fairfax Water Student Project Program

Fairfax Water is pleased to offer its help to Northern Virginia students pursuing science fair projects related to drinking water.  We are here to answer general questions regarding the drinking water treatment process and water quality as well as to provide assistance with experiments.

Students wishing to work in our water quality lab with a trained analyst should contact the Student Project Coordinator to discuss their project. The criteria we use to select students for the program are:

  • A maximum of ten slots will be available each semester (two quarters).  The number of students accepted into the program will be dependent upon Fairfax Water personnel availability.
  • All applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Project proposals must be original as developed by the student.
  • Projects with due dates of less than three weeks from the original contact will not be considered.
  • All proposals must be related to Drinking Water.

After consulting with the Student Project Coordinator, a Student Project Program Application must be filled out and mailed, faxed or emailed within 5 business days of initial consultation for consideration. Applications may be downloaded below or you may request to have one sent by postal mail. Applications received by postal mail must be returned within 5 business days of receipt for consideration.
Student Project Program Application
Microsoft Word Version
Adobe Acrobat Version (PDF)

Please mail, fax or email completed applications to:
Student Project Program 
Fairfax Water
Attn.: Student Project Program Coordinator
1295 Fred Morin Road
Herndon, VA 20170
Fax 703.289.6559
e-mail Student Project Coordinator

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a project,
please contact the Student Project Coordinator:
Phone: 703.289.6550
Email: studentprojects@fairfaxwater.org