Staunton is well served by a comprehensive network of utilities, including a major electric provider, City-owned water system, regional sewer service, natural gas, and fiber. For more information on infrastructure and utilities, see the brief overview and links below.
For geographic infrastructure details, see information on Market Access.
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Dominion Energy provides electric service to the City of Staunton.
One of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, Dominion has a portfolio of approximately 26,400 megawatts of electric generation, 66,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, storage and distribution pipeline and 64,200 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. They operate one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the U.S. with 1 trillion cubic feet of capacity and serve more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.
Customer service is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 1.866.366.4357.
Telecommunications & Fiber Optic
Regardless of where you decide to locate your business in Staunton, you will be able to access high-speed internet service from a variety of providers. Presently, seven companies provide access throughout the City, with a variety of bandwidth and prices that support any business, from a small local entrepreneur to a full-fledged data center. Please see below for a list of broadband providers within the City.
- Comcast Business Services: 1.855.319.0103
- Level (3) Communications: 1.877.453.8353
- LUMOS Networks: 1.800.320.6144
- MGW: 1.877.579.9572
- Lingo Networks: 1.877.745.4646
- SHENTEL Business: 1.800.743.6835
- Verizon: 1.888.680.7266
Headquartered in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Columbia Gas is one of NiSource’s seven regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.7 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. They serve more than 262,000 residential, industrial and government customers in 91 communities, making them the third-largest natural gas utility in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Customer Service: 1.800.543.8911
Gas Emergency: 1.800.544.5606
Water & Sewer Services
The City of Staunton owns, operates, and maintains an 8.0 million gallon per day (MGD) conventional water treatment plant. The primary water sources include a natural underground spring and reservoirs.
The City’s drinking water consistently meets all water quality standards and regulations. In the most recent Water Quality Report, Staunton’s Water Treatment Plant achieved the Silver award through the VDH Office of Drinking Water Virginia Optimization Program. This program recognizes those who provide quality water that exceeds minimum regulatory standards and operates water systems in an exemplary manner.
The Middle River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is jointly owned by the City of Staunton and Augusta County Service Authority, serves the wastewater treatment needs of the City. The plant, which has a 6.0 million gallon per day treatment capacity (MGD), is operated by the Augusta County Service Authority through an inter-jurisdictional agreement with the City.
Questions regarding water and wastewater treatment services or the City’s water and sewer distribution system should be directed to the City’s Public Works Department at 540.332.3892.