This is How We Roll!
Have you ever wondered how Fairfax Water provides two-and-a-half billion eight-ounce glasses of water to almost 2 million people every day? Well, it probably doesn’t keep you up at night, but we thought you might be interested in how Fairfax Water is governed and how we operate. Fairfax Water was chartered in 1957 as an authority, which means we operate as a public, non-profit organization. We’re governed by a ten-member Board of Directors made up of Fairfax Water customers who are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Directors has the responsibility to set the direction and policies for Fairfax Water as well as establish rates, fees, and charges to keep it financially sound. Fairfax Water’s Board of Directors typically meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Fairfax Water offices at 8570 Executive Park Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031. Notices of public hearings and other opportunities for public participation are posted in the lobby and on the Web site at www.fairfaxwater.org. If you plan to attend a meeting or need more information, call 703-698-5600, TTY 711, to confirm the date and time for the meeting. 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 when establishing rates, fees, and charges. The general manager and his executive staff manage 400 employees who produce and distribute an average of 167 million gallons of water daily. Fairfax Water operates with (cont.on page 3)