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Understanding Your Rates for 2012

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In 2010 Loudoun Water’s Board of Directors adopted rate increases for years 2010, 2011 and 2012 to address escalating expenses, including the rising costs of purchasing water from Fairfax Water and the City of Fairfax. The rate increase for 2012 approved as part of the plan is slated to take effect April 1, 2012. 

Loudoun Water operates as a revenue-neutral utility and is not supported with taxes. In other words, our income must meet our expenses and our income comes from our customers and developers in the form of user rates and availability charges.

A number of factors required us to address the impacts caused by rising fuel and electricity expenses, as well as the increasing cost of purchasing water from our suppliers. This led Loudoun Water’s Board of Directors to enact a fair and equitable three-year rate increase plan.

Along with the adoption of rate increases, a three-tier rate structure was created to help promote water conservation by our customers. The three-tier structure gives our customers the ability to help control their costs through their water usage. The less water used, the lower the tier.

The rate increase for 2012 approved as part of the plan is slated to take effect April 1, 2012. If you are a residential customer, and would like to estimate how the new rates would affect your typical bill, use the rate calculator below.

Our calculator does not estimate bills for our multi-family or commercial users because your tier is based on your meter size. However, you can click here to see the rate increase from 2011 to 2012.

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