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The BRWA's mission is to provide its customers with high-quality water and wastewater services. By combining science with nature we strive to safeguard the health and vitality of Bedford County's watersheds with a commitment to providing quality service to everyone.

Your water and sewer bill is based on both your volume and base charges. The volume charge is based upon water consumption. Base charges increase over time to cover costs associated with meter reading and maintenance, billing and customer service, and a portion of capital costs, including the rehabilitation of aging wastewater infrastructure. Base charges are determined by the size of your meter.


Visit the link below that reflects your service area to view a list of corresponding charges:
(these rates will go into effect on June 1st, 2021)

View rates effective through June 1st, 2021​


To view the BRWA's current rate policy​​ or to review the rate equalization study conducted by Draper Aden Associates, please visit the links below:

          •  Rate policy​



Talk to us


If you’re struggling to pay your water bill, we're here to help.

Give us a call on (540) 586-7679 Ext. 4 and we can discuss the best way forward for you.

We’re open 8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.



New Customer Fees


 WATER DEPOSITS
 All Service Areas
 Residential  Non-Residential
 $ 125.00  $ ​425.00



 SEWER DEPOSITS
 All Service Areas
 Residential  Non-Residential
 $ 125.00  $ ​425.00



 CAPITAL RECOVERY
 All Service Areas
 Meter Size  Water ​ Sewer
 5/8"  $ ​4,000.00 ​ $ 5,000.00
​ 3/4" ​ $ 6,000.00 ​ $ 7,000.00
​ 1" ​ $ 10,000.00 ​ $ 12,000.00
 ​1 1/2" ​ $ 16,000.00 ​ $ 20,000.00
​ 2" ​ $ 26,000.00 ​ $ 32,000.00



 TAPS
 All Service Areas ​
 Meter Size  Water ​ Sewer
 5/8" W & 4" S  $ ​1,500.00 ​ $ 1,500.00
 ​3/4" W & 4" S ​ $ 1,600.00 ​ $ 1,500.00
 ​1" W & 6" S ​ $ 1,700.00 ​ $ 1,700.00



 METER INSTALL
 All Service Areas ​
 Meter Size  Water
 5/8"  $ ​250.00
​ 3/4" ​ $ 275.00
​ 1" ​ $ 300.00



Other Rates & Charges


 Credit card payment convenience fee (per transaction)  $ 3.00
​ Fire suppression service fee (per month) ​ $ 100.00
​ Application fee ​​ $ 25.00
 ​Meter fee (less or equal to 1", others are at cost) ​ $ 250.00
 ​Late payment charges (penalties based on balance) ​ 10%
​ Septage treatment (per 1,000 gallons) ​ $ 60.00
 ​Wastewater pretreatment permit ​ $ 100.00
​ Unauthorized connection and tampering fee ​ $ 1,000.00
​ Processing fee ​ $ 50.00
​ Repeat service fee (meter reread, multiple trips for meter install)  $ 20.00​
​ Meter test fee (no charge if a defective meter is found) ​ $ 50.00
​ Returned check fee (insufficient funds) ​ $ 35.00
​ Small grinder pump maintenance fee (per month) ​ $ 35.00
​ Project fee - tier 1 (neighborhood line extensions) ​ $ 3,500.00
 Project fee - tier 2 (neighborhood line extensions) ​ $ 5,000.00
​ Project fee - tier 3 (neighborhood line extensions) ​ $ 6,500.00
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Bedford Regional Water Authority
1723 Falling Creek Road • Bedford • VA 24523
540.586.7679

Rates and Fees