Water and sewer rates; towns may charge higher rates for out of town customers. (SB751)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Water and sewer rates of certain towns. Prohibits towns from charging rates for water and sewer service provided to residents of an adjacent county that unreasonably discriminate between customers on the basis of whether services are provided to customers located within or outside the limits of the town, or that provide a cross-subsidy for in-town customers. A town may charge rates for out-of-town customers that are higher than the rates for in-town customers, provided the difference does not exceed 50 percent. Upon receipt of a petition from five percent of the customers who receive service in the county, the Commission on Local Government is authorized to conduct an investigation and analyze the rates, fees and charges. If the Commission determines that the rates, fees and charges assessed by a town do not comply with these requirements, it will notify the county and the town. The county may then petition for the appointment of a special court to set rates for such services. Amends § 15.2-2903, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/18/2008 Presented and ordered printed 084337240
  • 01/18/2008 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/05/2008 Impact statement from DPB (SB751)
  • 02/05/2008 Continued to 2009 in Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)