is Virginia’s largest water utility, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Nearly 1.7 million people in the Northern Virginia communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria depend on Fairfax Water for superior drinking water.
Chartered 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 area of Fairfax County, and the Griffith Treatment Plant located on the impounded Occoquan River in the southeastern area. Water is distributed throughout Fairfax Water’s service area through more than 3,400 miles of water mains.
Fairfax Water produces, on average, 160 million gallons of water per day. Over 233,000 mostly residential accounts in Fairfax County comprise about 55 percent of total water sales., Approximately 45 percent of total water sales is wholesaled to Loudoun and Prince William Counties and the City of Alexandria. Revenues in 2009 were $142 million.
Fairfax Water is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors, composed of Fairfax County citizens, 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.Benefits
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