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Utilities

Fiber
  • Access to multiple communications and networks.
  • Every major telecommunications provider supports Stafford businesses, including Verizon, AT&T, COMCAST, Cox and AOL.
  • Excess capacity of dark fiber provided by SummitIG.
Electric Service
Natural Gas
  • Columbia Gas of Virginia, one of nine energy distribution companies of NiSource, Inc. (NYSE: NI), serves Stafford business and residential customers. It is the third largest natural gas utility in Virginia.
Water Supply
  • Provided by Stafford Department of Utilities.
  • Approximately 32,100 active accounts, including 1,450 business users.
  • Ample supply predominately provided by three reservoirs, Lake Moody (5 billion gallons), Abel Lake and Smith Lake. 13.8 million gallons safe yield daily.
  • Water treatment provided mainly at Smith Lake and Able Lake Water Treatment Facilities with over 593 miles of pipe ranging in diameter from 2 to 30 inches.
  • Two ground storage tanks, two stand pipes and 10 elevated tanks store 15.8 million gallons.
  • System has five primary and six standby pumping stations.
    Wastewater Treatment
    • Two facilities:  Little Falls Run Water Treatment Facility and Aquia Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    • See Stafford County’s water and sewer rates here.
    • Wastewater collection and transmission system spans 415 miles of gravity sewers, 88 pump stations and 57 miles of associated sewer force mains.
    Telecommunications
    • State-of-the-art telecommunications, including broadband, mobile and fiber optic, are available throughout most of Stafford.
    • Excess fiber optic capabilities.
    • Redundancy is offered in defined areas.
    • Providers include: Verizon, Comcast and Cox Communications.
    • The Department of Economic Development facilitates requests for service from businesses with area providers.

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