Annual Meeting: The Answers to Your Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions that we did not have time to get to at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to take a look at the Zoom Video of the meeting, please contact the Lake Manager at 


Has there been any follow-up to whether the Brooks Place project has followed the drainage requirements in their site plan? Shall the WID or Board request a statement from the Fairfax County inspectors that everything that was in the plan has been implemented?


  • The LBWID does not ask Fairfax County to certify full compliance of any project.  However, Fairfax County, as the official regulator and inspector, is required to make sure that the project is constructed in accordance with the approved plans.  The developer would have had to post a construction bond for the project and the County would not release that bond until the project has been completed as approved. If for some reason the County found compliance issues with the project, they would require the developer to address them, and if the developer failed to do so the County would then require the bonding company to remedy them.


Have there been any studies of the fish/bass population in the lake?  I’ve been fishing here for 45 years. I used to catch 3-5 bass per outing in the early 80s (after Agnes). For the last 4 or so years I haven’t caught a single fish—including today.  It’s been bad for over a decade. Can anyone comment on this?  If there have been no studies, are there plans to look into it? 


  • The LBWID has not completed a fish survey in the last few years but will add it to our list of tasks to complete soon.  However, we do check in time to time with some of the local anglers and what we have been told is that the bass population seems to be healthy.  Some of the anglers have mentioned that the bass may not be as large as they remember from years ago, but they are frequently catching them.  It has also been mentioned by some of the anglers that they noticed that the behavior of the bass has changed over the years as the climate has changed. 

I am in a future project area but have not received an easement agreement request. Should we wait until it becomes a yellow project?

  • A future project means that it has met the data profile for the outages in our system.  Once the project is scoped (field verified) and determined to be a viable project then design creation and Easement acquisition will begin.

What is the basis for determining the priorities for the installation of underground electrical supply?

  • Dominion uses 10 years of outage data to determine the most outage prone overhead electric tap lines.


Has there been any effort to bury the telecommunications service simultaneously or will those overhead lines remain?

  • Unfortunately, at this time, other utility companies have not elected to join Dominion in undergrounding their facilities.

Will a transformer cabinet on the ground be required in every place where a transformer is on the pole currently?

  • Underground transformers and pedestals will be placed strategically to coordinate with the underground facilities. Depending on the design and terrain requirements of the location of an underground transformer, it could be placed at an alternate site than the current overhead location.

How will undergrounding affect existing home generators?

  • The new underground facilities should not affect existing generators.

Our power seems to be going out more now than when we first moved to LBA nine years ago and yet we are not part of any of your current or future projects.  I assume this means that your analytics say it is not an issue?

  • The Strategic Underground Program data is consistently being updated as Dominion uses a fair and data driven process to improve the most outage prone tap lines on the system.  As we underground current projects, this allows for new tap lines to be identified and placed into the data as it is refreshed.  So, your tap line may not be identified currently, but it could be in the future.