It is with great sadness that Fairfax Water announces the untimely passing of former General Manager Steven T. Edgemon. Mr. Edgemon retired from Fairfax Water in June 2021, following an accomplished 40-year career in the drinking water industry. He became General Manager in 2019 after nearly 12 years as Deputy General Manager and three years as Director of Finance. Before joining Fairfax Water, Mr. Edgemon was Vice-President and General Manager of Virginia American Water Company, based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Edgemon developed numerous initiatives and financial strategies that have led to the organization’s strong financial position, allowing Fairfax Water to continuously meet its mission of providing high-quality water at one of the lowest costs in the region.
Most notably, Mr. Edgemon planned and negotiated Fairfax Water’s acquisition of a large quarry in Lorton, VA, which will eventually become a 17-billion-gallon drinking water reservoir. This new reservoir will be used to supplement the water supply to accommodate population growth in Northern Virginia and possible prolonged drought. In 2021, the Fairfax Water Board approved naming this future reservoir the “Steven T. Edgemon Reservoir” in honor of his leadership and commitment to the community Fairfax Water serves. His forethought and business skills were vital in making this reservoir a reality.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the Edgemon family. Mr. Edgemon will be remembered not only for his excellent leadership but also for his humor and calm, thoughtful guidance. His legacy will continue to inspire all of us here at Fairfax Water, and his impact and vision will be felt for generations to come.