Utilities

The region’s milder climate and access to natural resources help to keep utility costs low.

Public Services

Newport News Waterworks

Provider

Newport News Waterworks

James City Service Authority

Rated Capacity 65 mgpd 9.0  mgpd
Average Daily Demand 45  mgpd 4.26 mgpd
Peak Demand 60 mgpd 8  mgpd
Cost per 1000 Gallons $2.92/HCF $2.80/1,000 gal.
Water Connection Fee System Development Charges and TAP fees variable by meter size System Facilities variable by meter size, Local Facilities $1,050 per connection
Major Source Surface water empoundment in reservoirs and wells, plus desalinization plants JCSA Groundwater

Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Provider

Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Type of Service secondary removal with phosphorus
Rated Capacity 22.5 mgd (Williamsburg Plant)
Average Daily Demand 12.5 mgd
Peak Demand 11-19 mgd
Cost per 1000 Gallons $1.98 per  for first  30 HCF; $1.79/HCF over first 30 HCF for sewer processing. JCSA charges an additional $ 3.00 /1000 gal. for wastewater transmission
Sewer Connection Fee variable by meter size

Private Services

Dominion Virginia Power

Provider

Dominion Virginia Power

Communities Served Approximately eastern two-thirds of the state -
Net Exporter of Power
Average Cost per kWh (cents) – Industrial user
(as of Jan. 2008)
Small 50 KW & 18,000 KWh 0.067/KWh
Medium 300 KW & 140,000 KWh 0.056/KWh
Large 750 KW & 260,000 KWh 0.050/KWh

Virginia Natural Gas

Provider

Virginia Natural Gas

Average Cost for Industrial Users ($ per mcf) $0.46/mcf
Commercial Rates $15.08/mcf
Interruptible Service Rates $9.750/mcf

Telecommunications

James City County has a variety of internet and phone options.

Internet

High speed internet is provided through Cox Communications, Verizon, and several local firms. Rates and packages vary. Free WIFI is offered at many area businesses.

Phone and Wireless

Local telephone service is available through Verizon, Cavalier Telephone, Cox Communications, and several local firms. Major wireless carriers include AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.

Technology Resources

  • An extensive fiber optic network with digital switching capability and a Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) with self-healing fiber optic rings insure uninterrupted service
  • ISDN/PRI available at all locations served by Verizon
  • Special Access services (DIS, DS#, OC-12 and OC-48) available throughout James City County and Hampton Roads

Enhanced 911 emergency service available throughout James City County and Hampton Roads

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