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Is it safe to drink tap water in Fairfax County?

Is it safe to drink tap water in Fairfax County?

Fairfax Water’s supply meets or exceeds all 120 U.S. EPA standards for drinking water. If safety is your primary concern, don’t go for the bottle, turn on the tap!

How hard is Fairfax County water?

How “hard” is our water? Typically, our water is “moderately hard” to “hard” (5 – 10 grains per gallon, or 84 – 170 mg/l).

Is Fairfax water chlorinated?

Fairfax Water utilizes two types of chlorine, free chlorine and chloramines (chlorine and ammonia mixture). Chloramines are normally used July – March, and free chlorine is generally used April – June.

Is it safe to drink tap water in Virginia?

Yes, Virginia’s Waterworks Regulations set levels for lead and other contaminants in drinking water. Virginia’s regulations are consistent with the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).

What is the watershed management plan for Fairfax County?

Fairfax County has developed comprehensive watershed management plans for each of the county’s 30 watersheds. A watershed management plan serves as a tool to identify and address the issues affecting our environment and to protect and restore the county’s streams and other water resources.

Where to find floodplain plans in Fairfax County?

You can open the map and click on a watershed name in the map to find completed plans, plans in development and to get involved in your watershed. To help customers develop quality construction plans for county review, Fairfax County has launched a GIS application, the Floodplain Viewer.

Where does Fairfax Water get its water from?

Fairfax Water provides water to a large portion of Northern Virginia. The majority of customers receive water treated at Fairfax Water’s treatment plants. Some customers receive water via the Washington Aqueduct.

Who are the owners of Fairfax County stormwater systems?

Storm systems on land owned by other public bodies such as the Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax County Public Schools and the federal government are maintained by those entities.