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Fairfax Water to Supply City of Fairfax Residents

In signing the final papers, Fairfax Water purchased the City of Fairfax water system.

In signing the final papers, Fairfax Water purchased the City of Fairfax water system. Photo contributed

The City of Fairfax completed the sale of its water utility to Fairfax Water, beginning the process of merging these two water systems.

"Fairfax Water is pleased to welcome the customers of the City of Fairfax service area to our family of 1.7 million Northern Virginians who receive water service from Fairfax Water. We look forward to continuing our history of providing exceptional service, quality, and reliability to our customers," said Philip W. Allin, Chairman of Fairfax Water.

In commenting on the transition Mayor Silverthorne said, "This is a win-win for all parties. City residents will continue to receive plentiful high-quality water plus lower rates for water in the future. In the final analysis, we had to give first consideration to an opportunity that would save our residents money in the near and long term."

The City Council voted to sell the system in April 2013. In signing the final papers today, Fairfax Water purchased the City of Fairfax water system, transferred employment of the City’s water system employees to Fairfax Water, and guaranteed the reduction of water rates for the City of Fairfax water system customers to be equalized to the Fairfax Water rates within three years.

For more information, visit www.fairfaxwater.org and www.fairfaxva.gov