September 8, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday September 12, 2022 at 7PM at the WCA Marina

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday September 12, 2022 at 7PM at the Waterview Cluster Marina.

July 28, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday August 8, 2022 at 7PM at the WCA Marina

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday August 8, 2022 at 7PM at the Waterview Cluster Marina.

July 19, 2022

Seasonal information from the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program

Summer Recycling & Waste Prevention!

How you manage waste and recyclables takes into account more than just what’s inside your home. It applies to your outdoor area as well.  Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue or doing a bit of weeding and planting over the weekend, there are many things you can do to prevent or reduce waste from outdoor activities.

When Gardening –

·         Plastic plant pots can’t be recycled by your curbside recyclables collection program, but some retail locations may accept them, or you can reuse them or share them with a neighbor.

·         Mulch and potting soil bags don’t belong in your recycling bin either, but can be returned to retail locations that accept plastic shopping bags, as long as they are cleaned out.

·         Garden hoses are not recyclable and can pose a danger to collection and recycling facility workers – used garden hoses can be made into soaker hoses for gardening or must be discarded with household trash.

For Cookouts or Barbeques –

·         Remember to set out a recycling bin, preferably beside the trash can, and let your guests know which waste items should go in each.  Perhaps a sign would be helpful!

·         When shopping for picnic supplies, be sure to purchase products that are reusable, compostable, or recyclable. Or even use real plates!

·         Drink Options:

o   Don’t use plastic cups.

 

o   Don’t serve bottled water. Instead, set up a big water jug with lots of ice for guests..

 

o   Buy recyclable cardboard cases of beverages rather than six packs. Those pesky six-pack plastic rings are not recyclable and can harm marine life if they’re released into the environment.

 

o   Choose beverages packaged in cans rather than plastic bottles. Although plastic is recyclable, only a fraction of the collected material ends up being reused, whereas aluminum is a very desirable, high value, and 100% recyclable material.

 

o   Gather up any glass containers and take them to your nearest Purple Can Club location.  Locations can be found here: <link>

 

·         Avoid single use party decorations or balloons..

 

·         Consider composting your food waste.  There are a number of ways, including backyard composting, delivering food waste to either of our two drop-off sites for food scraps (I-95 Landfill Complex and I-66 Transfer Station), or you can take them for recycling at selected Farmer's Markets throughout the summer.

With just a little bit of planning you can celebrate the summer season in sustainable style, so have a happy summer with lots of fun in the sun, and look for more tips to come as fall approaches!

 

Cool Tips for Summer Waste Prevention on the Road!

Before you head out on that family vacation, consider these do’s and don’ts of summertime recycling. 

DO’S

·         Do purchase products that are reusable, compostable, or recyclable. 

o   Purchase items that can be used season after season.

o   Use reusable plates, napkins, cutlery, and cups or purchase ones that can be composted.

·         Do locate public recycling bins at beaches, parks, lakes, and other locations and make sure you follow the local recycling rules for using them.

o   Recycling is not the same everywhere – it varies from place to place and may differ where you live.

o   Make sure you check the government website of each place you visit to know how to recycle the right way in that location.

·         Do have a plan for properly disposing of your trash on hikes and walks.

·         Do keep a recycling container in your car for road trips.

o    Roadside stops may have recycling containers, but if they don’t you can take these valuable materials to the next location.

·         Do ask your hotel or motel about recycling – many hotels offer in-room recycling bins.

DON’T

·         Don’t place foam containers or coolers in recycling bins. 

o   Ask if they can be returned to retail locations for recycling.

·         Don’t place plastic shopping bags in the recycling bin.

o   They may be able to be returned to retail locations (like grocery stores) for recycling.

·         Don’t recycle materials with food or liquid residue – place items in the recycling bin empty and dry.

·         Don’t place disposable cutlery, straws, plates, napkins, or paper towels in the recycling bin.

·         Don’t put beach chairs, floats, fireworks, batteries, or propane canisters in the recycling bin.

o    These items are dangerous and should be donated, reused, or safely disposed of, following the guidelines of the local programs.

Keep recycling and waste prevention on your mind while traveling for summer fun!  Following these simple recycling do’s and don’ts while travelling is easy, and you’ll feel good that you are contributing to the preservation of the environment no matter where you visit.

 

 

 

How to Correctly Dispose of Your American Flag

Did you know the average outdoor flag lasts only about 90 days? Flying the stars and stripes outside your home is a great way to showcase pride in our county. But the ever-changing weather and the blasting rays of the sun will inevitably result in a worn-out flag.

It is against etiquette to fly one that is worn out. It is also disrespectful to simply throw the American flag out with the trash. So, what should you do with Old Glory after it is too tattered to represent our country?

Because it is important to regularly replace flags that are faded or torn, the United States has a set of laws pertaining to disposal known as the United States Flag Code, or “retiring the flag”.

There are four ways to respectfully retire an American flag:

Donate Tattered Flags

Donating is a great American flag disposal technique.  This provides a quick and easy solution for those who are busy and want to make sure their old flags are taken care of properly.

Where to Dispose of American Flags in Fairfax County:

·         Fairfax County Government Center – there is a flag disposal box in the main lobby near the information desk – 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Collected flags are retired properly by The American Legion. 

·         I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex – Flag disposal boxes are located at the I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex and are available during residential hours. Collected flags are retired properly by The American Legion.

·         Fairfax County Police Stations – all Fairfax County Police Stations accept American flags. They are collected twice a year by Police Honor Guard for proper disposal.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/index.php/where-properly-dispose-american-flags-fairfax-county

Burning

The US Flag Code states that if the flag is not in good enough condition to represent our country, it should be taken down and destroyed. The dignified manner they recommend is burning.  This is the manner of retiring the flag that is used in the military. This method is probably not something most of us would consider using. If you do choose to use this method, you must first check with your local Fire Marshall about what state and local fire codes and ordinances you must follow prior to burning a flag.

There are special steps that must be carried out when using this method of disposal, including folding the flag properly, saluting the flag and observing a moment of silence, or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance while the flag burns.

Flag Burial

You can bury a flag in the ground in a well-constructed container to keep it protected.  In the US Flag Code, it states the cloth should not come in contact with the ground or dirt.  Fold it properly and place it in the box. Take a moment of silence or respectfully say a few words as you bury the box.

Shredding

Shredding gives you multiple options to either burn, bury, or recycle the material once it is disassembled.  But you must do this in a proper and respectful manner, as with all American flag disposal options.

In the first technique, you must separate each of the white and red stripes. The other option is to cut the flag in half vertically, and then again horizontally. The most important step for both procedures is to make sure the blue section with the stars stays intact.

Shredding gives you multiple options to either burn, bury or recycle the material once it is disassembled. Flag recycling is common with synthetic, and nylon made flags because burning these materials can be hazardous.

 

Food Scrap Drop-off at Select Farmer’s Markets This Summer

Once again this summer there will be food scrap drop-offs at select Farmer’s Markets!

Wednesday - Mount Vernon Farmers Market

2501 Sherwood Hall Lane

Alexandria, VA, 22306

 

Thursday - Herndon Farmers Market

765 Lynn St.

Herndon, VA, 20170

 

Friday - Kingstowne Farmers Market

5844-5862 Kingstowne Center

Alexandria, VA, 22315

 

Saturday - Burke Farmers Market

5671 Roberts Parkway (VRE Parking Lot)

Burke, VA, 22015

 

Sunday - Freshfarm Farmers Market Mosaic District

2910 District Ave.

Fairfax, VA 22031

More information can be found on the county website at:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/food-scraps-composting-drop

June 27, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday July 11, 2022 at 7PM at the WCA Marina

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday July 11, 2022 at 7PM at the Waterview Cluster Marina.

May 31, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday June 13, 2022 at 7PM at the WCA Marina

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday June 13, 2022 at 7PM at the Waterview Cluster Marina.

April 30, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday May 9, 2022

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday May 9, 2022 at 7pm via a virtual session. The meeting location is online - please look for a message from the BoD to the Forum for connection details.

March 31, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday April 11, 2022

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday April 11, 2022 at 7pm via a virtual session. The meeting location is online - please look for a message from the BoD to the Forum for connection details.

March 18, 2022

Waterview Cluster Association Annual Membership Meeting - Wednesday May 11, 2022

The Waterview Cluster Association Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Reston Community Center @Lake Anne on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 7pm.


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March 16, 2022

New WCA web site features added on 16-March-2022

The WCA Handbook for Owners and Residents is now accessible in HTML format via links in the Documents section (tab at the top of this page) and in the Information section (right-hand side of this page)


The WCA Design Standards are maintained by Reston Association in "FlipBook" format.  You can browse the latest published version via links in the Documents section (tab at the top of this page) and in the Information section (right-hand side of this page)


March 14, 2022

Memba this? Concrete repairs finally rescheduled -- to commence on March 22, 2022

Precision Safe Sidewalks, LLC will be removing trip hazards on sidewalks and curbs throughout the cluster for approximately two days during the week of December 20, 2021 starting on March 22, 2022.  While the concrete cutting activity is quite loud, the cutting operator moves along relatively quickly and there is very little dust involved. The same process was recently performed with great effect on all of the Reston Association concrete sidewalks that traverse the cluster.  

Note: You might need to move your vehicle if it is parked immediately adjacent to a curb that will require cutting.  Scheduling is weather-dependent - we do not yet have an exact start date.  Stay tuned.

PRECISION SAFE SIDEWALKS REPAIR SPECIFICATIONS:


1. Three measurements were taken of every hazard:

  • Height1 -- the highest point of the hazard
  • Height2 -- the lowest point of the hazard
  • Length

2. Hazards will be removed from the full length of the panel (full edge-to-edge repair);

3. Sidewalks will be repaired at a slope of 1:8

4. Handicap ramps or special areas will be repaired at a slope of 1:12. Debris from repaired areas will be collected and removed

5. A dust abatement system will be used during all repair operations

6. The repaired area will be smooth and uniform with a coefficient of friction exceeding OSHA requirements for public walkways





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March 11, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday March 14, 2022

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday March 14, 2022 at 7pm via a virtual session. The meeting location is online - please look for a message from the BoD to the Forum for connection details.

February 8, 2022

**RESCHEDULED** Tree Removal Alert: February 11, 2022 **RESCHEDULED**

** POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - New schedule is Friday February 11th ** 

TREE REMOVAL SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2022 (weather permitting)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd STARTING AT 7am, UNTIL 7pm (weather permitting)

Waterview Cluster side of WCA
Requires Small-Crane setup and complete closure of 2 carport entrances, no access to cars left inside
#1 Entrance to carport above pool next to 11450WC
#2 Entrance to carport between 11451WC and 11453WC

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January 27, 2022

Next Waterview Cluster Board of Directors regular meeting: Monday February 7, 2022

The Waterview Cluster Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday February 7, 2022 at 7pm via a virtual session. The meeting location is online - please look for a message from the BoD to the Forum for connection details.

January 5, 2022

Trash Collection Update Week of January 2-8

FROM REPUBLIC SERVICES ON JANUARY 5, 2022:

Good morning,
Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, all services have been suspended for Tuesday 01/04 and our offices are closed.

We appreciate your patience on this matter as our goal is to service all customers before end of day Saturday 01/08 as long as the road conditions improve. The schedule for this week might be slightly altered, therefore we suggest asking all residents to place/ leave their container outside.

Thank you for your understanding and apologies for the inconvenience.

Republic Services