Because of past electrical outages in Fairlington where residents in certain areas lost power for long periods while others did not, the Fairlington Citizens Association contacted Dominion to find out why this occurs. With the extra effort of Deborah Tompkins Johnson, Dominion Senior Manager in State and Local Affairs, FCA was able to obtain the attached maps showing the four circuits that serve Fairlington.
In addition, Johnson obtained the route descriptions below of the paths that the power lines follow from the substations to North or South Fairlington. The description for Circuit 341 shows that most of this route is along tree lined residential Alexandria streets where the power lines are on poles. Consequently, during windy weather and wet snow storms, these power lines are prone to having tree limbs fall on them. The other Circuits follow routes where very little of the power lines are on poles along tree lined residential streets.
- North Fairlington: Circuit 489 power comes from the substation on Four Mile Run Drive. It continues to Walter Reed Drive and enters North Fairlington around Buchanan Street.
- North Fairlington: Circuit 333 power comes from the substation on Four Mile Run Drive. It continues to Walter Reed Drive to Arlington Mill Drive to Taylor (Arlington County Trades Center) and enters North Fairlington near Abingdon Elementary School.
- South Fairlington: Circuit 794 power comes from the substation on Four Mile Run Drive. It continues along Four Mile Run Drive to Chesterfield Road to King Street and enters South Fairlington around Wakefield Street.
- South Fairlington: Circuit 341 power comes from the substation at Glebe Road and Route 1. It continues along the Alexandria streets of: Commonwealth to Reed to Mt. Vernon to Braddock to King and enters South Fairlington around 36th Street.