Falls Church Water received responses from nine water industry companies before Friday’s 2 p.m. deadline.
In February city council to public and private water companies to see if any of them wanted to purchase or merge with Falls Church Water. Responses were received from American States Utility Services, Aqua Virginia, Corix Infrastructure, Fairfax Water, Government Services Group, United Water, and Virginia American Water, according to a release Tuesday evening.
The substance of the responses will remain confidential as council reviews and evaluates them all.
“I am pleased by the strong expressions of interest from national and regional leaders in the water and wastewater field. The Council will use this valuable input to evaluation options going forward,” Mayor Nader Baroukh said in a statement.
Last week in the water system. A sale or merger of Falls Church Water would require approval by way of a vote from City of Falls Church residents. Over the coming months, the Council will engage in a deliberative process with key stakeholders and industry leaders to chart out the future of its water and sewer systems, according to the release.
If it’s decided that a sale is the preferred option, the issue would be presented for a vote in the Nov. 6 General Election.
More information about the City Water and Sewer Systems is available via the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/WaterFuture.