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To establish, operate and maintain a comprehensive and integrated water system to be accomplished through the acquisition of existing systems, the construction of new facilities and, where beneficial, extended beyond Fairfax County.


Fairfax Water is the respected industry leader; we earn our customers’ trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability. We are a team who takes pride in delivering one of life’s essential services by optimizing efficiency and effectiveness.


Fairfax County Water Authority (doing business as Fairfax Water) is Virginia’s largest water utility, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Nearly 2 million people in the Northern Virginia communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria depend on Fairfax Water for superior drinking water.

That's some 2 million friends, neighbors, and family members. We don't need any other reason to demand the highest in water-quality standards.

Chartered in 1957 by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a public, non-profit water utility, Fairfax Water operates two water-treatment plants with a combined capacity of 345 million gallons per day. The plants include the Corbalis Treatment Plant, operating on the dependable and free-flowing Potomac River in the northwestern part of Fairfax County, and the Griffith Treatment Plant on the impounded Occoquan River in the southeastern part. Water is distributed throughout Fairfax Water’s service area through nearly 3,300 miles of water mains.

Fairfax Water produces, on average, 150 million gallons of water per day. More than 233,000 mostly residential accounts in Fairfax County comprise about 55 percent of total water sales. Approximately 45 percent of total water sales are wholesaled to Loudoun and Prince William Counties, the City of Alexandria, the Towns of Herndon and Vienna, Fort Belvoir, and Dulles Airport. Revenues in 2012 were $134 million.

Fairfax Water is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors composed of Fairfax County citizens who are appointed by the elected Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County. A General Manager, supported by a senior staff of engineering and business professionals, manages the day-to-day operations of Fairfax Water.