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Fairfax Proposes Lower Water Rate

The Fairfax Water Board of Directors have proposed to place City of Falls Church water customers on the same rate schedule as Fairfax Water legacy customers, effective with meter readings taken on or after July 1, 2015, according to a statement issued Wednesday. A public hearing on the proposed rate change will be held May 21 at 3:30 p.m. at Fairfax Water’s headquarters (8570 Executive Park Avenue, Fairfax).

The proposed rates are scheduled for adoption by the water system’s board on May 21 or soon thereafter. Should the board approve the rate equalization, City customers will pay the same rates as Fairfax Water legacy customers: a $2.55 commodity charge (per 1,000 gallons) and a $3.55 peak use charge (per 1,000 gallons). City customers currently pay a $3.27 commodity charge (per 1,000 gallons) and a $4.99 peak use charge (per 1,000 gallons).

Fairfax Water said it will be mailing information to all City water customers.