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Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority

Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (FCWSA), founded in 1964, currently services nearly 11,000 customers across its water and wastewater service area. Located near northern VA and our nation’s capital, future exponential growth is expected.

Prior to 2013, the authority had monitored and managed its system in part through an integrated PLC-based SCADA platform. After switching between multiple integrated solutions in an effort to find a reliable service provider, FCWSA discovered and upgraded to Dorsett Controls as its new, permanent SCADA supplier.

“Dorsett provides the utmost quality in SCADA services! From personable sales representatives and project managers to technicians and customer support, all are just one call away. Dorsett is not trying to just sell you a product. They deliver a solution that is top quality and if at any time there is a question or issue, they are on top of it immediately. The product they are selling is yours… meaning you have full ownership to control, edit, or change anything as you see fit without the hassle of contracts and license fees. More than that, Dorsett provides top quality tech support for free, as well as 24-hour assistance if needed! All of these features give me peace of mind knowing that my system is top-notch and that if I need that assistance there are professional, knowledgeable engineers to back me up.”
– Tim Butch

FCWSA’s water department consists of 15 separate water systems including 140 miles of water line, multiple water treatment facilities, 48 operational wells, 12 storage tanks, and several booster pump stations. In 2019, FCWSA’s water department provided 46.9 million gallons of drinking water to its customers. FCWSA owns and manages three wastewater treatment facilities, 21 collection lift stations, and nearly 100 miles of wastewater infrastructure.


Tim Butch, SCADA and GIS Specialist
Phone: 540-349-2092