Water & Sewer
Water meters are read every month. Water and sewer accounts are billed every month. Wastewater (sewer) usage is determined and billed based on the water meter reading.
Bills are due the 15th of the month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or Town recognized holiday, then the due date will be the next business day after the weekend or holiday.
If the meter reading is delayed, then bill amounts may be estimated or the bill due date may be modified. Estimated bills are generated by the Town's water and sewer billing system which utilizes past usage to determine a reasonable bill for the period in question.
||Rate per 1,000 Gallons of Usage
||Monthly Minimum Charge
|Water||$ 8.15||$ 5.00|
Customers are responsible for contacting the Town Business Office to ensure the account for a new residence is properly placed in their name, when contact information changes, and to notify the Town Business Office when they plan to vacate the property.
New Water & Sewer Accounts
To set up a new account complete the New Utility Account Application and submit to the Town Business Office with a copy of your drivers license front and back. For customers who are renting their occupancy the landlord must complete the Owner Authorization for Tenant Utility Service form authorizing renters to obtain water and sewer service at their property. A refundable security deposit is required for all customers who are renting their occupancy. The amount of the required deposit varies depending on the use of the space. See deposit listing below.
Submit information to the Town Business Office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by drop box, drive through or walk up window (with required deposit if renting) located at 101 Chalmers Ct, Suite A, Berryville, VA 22611.
New Utility Account Application
Owner Authorization For Tenant Utility
A refundable security deposit is required for customers who are renting their occupancy. The amount of the required deposit varies depending on the use of the space. Required deposits:
- Residential: individually metered single-family units, town homes and duplexes: $270
- Residential: multi-family with master meter: $215 per unit
- Business / Commercial: $270
- Laundry: $4,590*
- Restaurant: $865*
- Institutional: $1,610*
- Industrial: $5,630*
Water and Sewer Bill Payment Methods
- In Person - At the town office at 101 Chalmers Ct., Suite A between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays.
- By Mail - Please enclose the bottom portion of your bill with your check or money order. Please do not send cash in the mail.
- In the Drop Box - An after-hours drop box is located a the Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. Please do not leave cash in the drop box.
- ACH Debit - Complete the Authorization form and have your payment deducted from your bank account. See below for detailed information.
- Drive Thru - Located on the Rose Hill Park side of the Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct.
- Online - Town online payments options (fees may apply)
- By Phone - 1.877.885.7968 (fees may apply)
The Town of Berryville offers you the option to pay your utility bill through automatic monthly debits from your bank account. These automatic debits are a safe and convenient method of paying your utility bill. You just authorize us to notify your bank to transfer the amount you owe on the day your payment is due. Complete the Automatic Payment Form (PDF) to start the process. Once you are set up on the ACH system, your payment will be made automatically on the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, your payment will be made the next business day.
A 10% late payment fee will be assessed if bill is not paid in full by the due date. No additional notice will be provided before service disconnection.
Payment Extension Policy
Even if a payment extension has been granted, a Service Disconnection Notice will be provided on or near the 1st of a month during which an account will be in arrears 60 days or more. This notice will be provided no fewer than 10 days before cut-off date. If the account is not paid in full by the extended due date, then the service will be disconnected.
Payment Extension Policy (PDF)
A Disconnection of Service Notice will be provided on or near the 1st of a month during which an account will be in arrears 60 days or more. This notice will be provided no fewer than 10 days before cut-off date.
If an account is not paid in full before the cut-off date (provided on Disconnection of Service Notice), then a $50.00 administrative fee will be assessed and the service will be disconnected. The administrative fee will be charged whether the service is disconnected or not.
The Town strictly enforces this policy.
Any discrepancies or problems in a water and sewer bill should be addressed by calling the Town Office at (540) 955-1099 immediately, but in no event more than 10 days from the date of the billing. If you suspect that you may have leaks in your home’s internal plumbing system, Berryville’s Public Works Department will check the leak detection device on your water meter. Please call the Town Office to schedule this service.
For more information, please see the Water and Sewer Billing Adjustment Policy (PDF) and Water and Sewer Adjustment Request Form.
To find out more about water conversation, read the Water Saving Tips (PDF) document.
Water & Sewer Availability Fees
Please call the Town Manager at (540) 955-1099 to inquire about water and sewer availability fees.
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Berryville's Drinking Water Quality Report is mailed to all water customers on an annual basis. The report is designed to provide customers with valuable information about drinking water quality in the Town of Berryville. The quality of the Town's drinking water meets all state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health. For more information or if you have questions, please call David Tyrrell, Director of Utilities at (540) 955-1759 or send him an email at email@example.com.
Utility Rate Study
Pennoni Associates prepared the report for Town Council for consideration of possible rate adjustments.