You may wonder why sewer charges exceed water charges on your bill.  After all, you value clean and safe water more highly than the waste you send down the drain.

It is important to remember that we set rates differently than a for-profit business.  We charge based on what it costs to treat water, not based on the customer's perceived value of the end product.  And wastewater treatment is significantly more expensive than drinking water treatment.  

Rapidan Service Authority proudly bears a responsibility to protect our environment from damage, and your sewer charges reflect the importance and difficulty of that task.