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Occoquan Residents Warned of Loud Noise from Dams

By Potomac Local News October 2, 2012 1:01 pm

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The Town of Occoquan

The Town of Occoquan

OCCOQUAN, Va. – Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta in an email to constituents today noted when it rains the pumps at the nearby dam could get loud. The text of his email is below:

In Occoquan we know that heavy rains sometimes mean flooding along the Occoquan River, as well as along Ballywhack, Furnace Branch, and Boundary Branch Creeks.

For the near future, however, heavy rains will likely also result in some increased noise from pumps the contractor working on the Occoquan dams will be forced to use.

With good weather, the related work should be completed within three weeks. In the meantime, the contractor is installing sound barriers to help with the pump noise and has asked that we bear with them.