Fairfax Water Rates, Fees and Charges
As a non-profit public utility, Fairfax Water is mandated to charge only for the actual cost of providing water service to our customers. We conduct Cost of Service
studies to evaluate this cost and look closely at population projections, average per capita water usage, and projected inflation rates. For example, one of the major
challenges we face is probably familiar to you - the ever-rising cost for fuel and power.
Fairfax Water also has a Strategic Financial Planning Model and we ensure that any proposed increases in rates, fees, and charges are consistent with this model. Most
importantly, we evaluate the proposed increases against these guiding principles:
- Are the proposed increases fair and reasonable?
- Were they derived from empirical data?
- Will they be applied equitably to our customers?
Fairfax Water's Current Rates, Fees and Charges
To view information about rates
that went into effect on April 1, 2015, click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, you can click on the appropriate region of the map or type your address
in the search box in the top, right corner of the map.
Planning for the Future
Another challenge we face is planning for the future. At Fairfax Water, we have plans in place to meet water demands through 2040 and we’re working on plans to ensure our
distribution system remains strong through this century. Read more.
This long-range planning allows us to make changes in our rates, fees, and
charges in small increments to keep our system strong, which ensures we can
expand as needed to meet water demands. Improvements to our system over the past
several years cost $500 million, with another $600 million anticipated over the
next 10 years. To learn more about these projects click here.