Billing Services and Rates

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Billing Services

Fairfax Water provides all wastewater billing and account services for the City. Billing related questions or concerns and requests to begin or end services should be presented to Fairfax Water at 703-698-5800. For more information regarding Wastewater bills, please visit the Fairfax Water Sewer Charges and Taxes page.

Wastewater Rates

 PROPERTY TYPE BILLING SCHEDULE TYPE RATE
 Residential  Quarterly  Base Charge (0-5,000 gallons)  $35.54
 Residential  Quarterly  Commodity Charge (per 1,000 gallons beyond 5,000  gallons)  $6.79
 Commercial  Monthly   Base Charge (0-5,000 gallons)  $41.81 
 Commercial  Monthly  Commodity Charge (per 1,000 gallons beyond 5,000  gallons)  $6.79
 Apartment  Buildings  Monthly  Base Charge (per unit)  $27.72

*Ref.: "FY 2017 Adopted Schedule of Rates & Levies - City of Fairfax, Virginia"

Utility Tax

The utility tax for the water bill is equal to 15% of the water service charge. There is a maximum amount of $15.00 per month that is assessed to residential customers and a maximum of $500.00 per month assessed to commercial customers.

Wastewater Fees

Sanitary Sewer Television Inspections: Base fee of $200.00 for the first two hours of work conducted (paid in advance). 

* Each additional hour or fraction thereof will be charged at the rate of $100.00.

Availability: Refer to "Charges for New Wastewater Connections".

Frontage: Base fee of $300.00 for single family residences in residential zones and of $600.00 for all other.

* Each linear foot of frontage will be charged at the rate of $6.00 with a maximum charge of $600.00 for single family residences in residential zones; No maximum charges for all other.

Plumbing Fixtures: Included in the Availability fees for single family residences in residential zones and up to 20 drainage fixture units for all other.

*Each additional drainage fixture unit (DFU) beyond the 20 DFU included in the Availability fees will be charged at the rate of $298.00 (excluding single family residences in residential zones).

  • For wastewater-related plumbing permit fees, such as sewer taps and building sewers, or to obtain a City of Fairfax Plumbing Permit, please refer to Code Administration.