How is WCSA Funded?

Apr 18, 2016

WCSA is not supported by tax revenues.  Our cost of operations is supported solely through income generated from rates, fees and charges, most of which comes from connection fees and monthly user fees.  The cost of capital improvements related to growth (water and wastewater treatment plants, pumps, tanks and lines) and providing additional capacity into our infrastructure creates financial demands that must be absorbed by customers through connection fees and monthly user fees.

WCSA funds new water and wastewater system extension projects through grants and loans provided by agencies such as the Virginia Department of Health’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), the USDA Rural Development, and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).  Although WCSA applies for grant funding for specific projects, our projects are funded primarily through loans as WCSA is usually not grant eligible and grant funds are diminishing.