Washington County’s extensive, reliable networks and systems of utilities provide a strong foundation for your business operations.
Fiber and Telecommunications
Washington County has a strong regional fiber network. Most of our existing business locations and industrial sites have the ability to meet – and in some cases even exceed – 1 Gigabit.
Bristol Virginia Utilities Optinet offers redundant, high-speed broadband.
New customers with over a 1,000 kW load may receive an economic development rate that reduces their demand rate charge by 25% each year for the first five years of operation
In Virginia, Appalachian Power has 26,445 miles of distribution and 2,717 miles of transmission line
Power is generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and delivered to customers via a reliable system that includes 10 substations
Qualified economic development projects locating to TVA electricity-served sites may also benefit from program offerings through TVA Economic Development
Water and Wastewater
Capacity of water treatment facilities is 14 MGD.
Purchases water from two different utilities.
Capacity of wastewater treatment is 2.22 MGD.
Maintains conveyance and treatment agreements with two different utilities.
Capacity of water treatment plant is 10 MGD pumped from South Holston Lake
Wastewater treatment plant’s standard capacity is 15 MGD and is capable of treating up to 25 MGD when necessary
Various municipalities provide their own water and wastewater treatment.