Thursday, Town Council chose to move forward with the evaluation of selling water and wastewater services to Virginia American Water.
From there proposal:
Virginia American is the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We provide service to approximately 350,000 people within seven counties and two cities. Virginia American and its predecessors have provided drinking water service to the City of Alexandria since 1850; Dale City since 1966 (Prince William County); areas in and around the Northern Neck (18 well systems – treatment and distribution) since 2000; and wastewater services to Dale City (Prince William County) since 2013. Virginia American has also provided drinking water service to Fort Lee since 2001 under a contract with the U.S. Army; and water treatment and distribution to the City of Hopewell and portions of Prince George County since 1924.Virginia American is a leader in providing communities with both safe and reliable water and wastewater service.
The (Company employs approximately 135 professionals with experience in all areas of water and wastewater operations. Virginia American has the expertise, record of environmental compliance, commitment to invest in necessary capital improvements and experienced management and operations team necessary to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services to the Town’s customers. Virginia American regularly invests in infrastructure. Approximately $25 to $40 million is invested annually across the state. Since 2017, the company has invested nearly $98 million in water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades, including the replacement of aging water mains in our Alexandria, Eastern, Hopewell and Prince William Districts.
The next step is if you, the public to weigh in on the proposal.
A Town Hall event is scheduled for January 27th @6:30 at the Civic Center, 500 Tazewell Ave.
The full Virginia American Water proposal is available on the town website.