From Fairfax Water, the water utility of the City of Falls Church and other jurisdictions:
My fellow Fairfax Water customers,
With all that happened in 2020, I am proud to report to you that your Water Quality is Excellent. Despite the complexities we all faced last year, Fairfax Water staff more than met the challenge of the uncertain and evolving threat of COVID-19. Water quality and the water treatment process play a vital role in public health, especially during a pandemic. Transmission of the virus is not a risk in treated drinking water. Disinfectants, like chlorine, used to treat drinking water are effective in inactivating COVID-19. Situations like the one we are experiencing today show the vast importance that chlorination and our other disinfection processes have on protecting public health. Once again this year, Fairfax Water has met and surpassed standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The Board and employees of Fairfax Water all know the importance of the essential service that we provide. That focus will not change, and it is what drives our organization to consistently surpass water quality standards while keeping water rates at one of the lowest levels in the region. We hope you enjoy reading this year’s report. Rest assured Fairfax Water is ready and resilient, and our team is working hard every day so that you can have complete faith in the quality of your water.
--Philip W. Allin, Chairman of the Board, Fairfax Water