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Service Disconnections to Resume for Past Due Customers September 2021


Governor Northam's State of Emergency for Virginia's COVID-19 ended on June 30, 2021. As a result, the residential utility disconnection moratorium ended August 29, 2021. The FCWSA will resume disconnecton (cut-off) of past due customers effective September 2021.

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The Fauquier County Water And Sanitation Authority will be flushing in the following areas: Warrenton Chase, Marstella I,II, and III, Auburn Mill, Auburn Mill Pond and Rock Springs starting on September 13, 2021 to September 16, 2021. Click here for the complete 2021 Flushing Schedule.

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Town of Remington Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation


The Authority initiated a comprehensive study of the Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) problems experienced in the wastewater collection system of the Remington Wastewater Treatment Plant, which includes Town of Remington, Bealeton, and Opal service districts.  Based on the study, downtown Remington was identified as an area with the highest I&I and very rapid response to storm events suggesting that there were direct sources of inflow to the sanitary sewer system.  When groundwater and stormwater enter the Authority’s sanitary sewer collection system, known as I&I, wastewater treatment facilities become less efficient and systems become strained.  Also since all water entering a wastewater treatment facility must be treated as wastewater, the operational costs increase proportional to the amount of clean water entering the sanitary sewer system due to I&I.

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Septic Hauler Restrictions


The Remington Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is experiencing an upset due to abnormally high levels of septage received at the WWTP. Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, the FCWSA will not accept any hauled waste generated outside of Fauquier County. Click here for additional details.

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Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2021


The FCWSA Board is proposing to complete our five-year rate plan with a 3% increase in user rates effective July 1, 2021.  This increase does not involve a change from the previous rate plan in any way; it merely defers the 3% user rate increase from last July to July 1, 2021. For more details click here

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Administration Building


The Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority’s Administration Building will reopen to the public during normal weekday business hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) beginning May 17, 2021.  Per our reopening plan, MASKS ARE REQUIRED and only three people are allowed in our lobby at a time.  As such, we strongly urge customers to continue to use the drop box located outside the building, mail payments, or take advantage of our online payment options found here. Thank you.

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