The Utilities Department is a diversified enterprise owned by the citizens of the City of Fairfax. It operates under the close fiscal supervision of your elected City Council members and the City Manager. All water and wastewater services are paid for by the people who use them at rates approved by the City Council. City taxes are not used to support these services.
Wastewater Easement Maintenance:
The Utilities Department will be mowing/clearing its wastewater easements throughout the year, as weather and scheduling permit. These easements are located on private properties and are mowed/cleared by the city to allow for access to the sanitary wastewater for maintenance purposes. Residents with questions or concerns can call the Utilities Department at 703.385.7915.
Water Main Flushing in March and April
As part of the City of Fairfax Water Service Maintenance Program, the Utilities Department flushes the water mains through fire hydrants during March and April between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. weekdays.
As a result of the flushing, tap water may be discolored and contain traces of sediment. These conditions are short-lived and discolored water is safe for consumption.
Please refrain from doing laundry when the water is discolored. Should laundered goods be stained as a result of the discolored water, please call the Utilities Department at 703.385.7915 to receive a special cleaning powder to remove the stains.
Beaverdam Creek Reservoir
Beaverdam Creek Reservoir is a 350-acre water supply impoundment located in Ashburn, VA which is owned by the City of Fairfax. Read more...
Before digging the ground for any construction or planting, please call MISS UTILITY to have all underground utilities marked in order to prevent damage or disruption of services.