Virginia Beach’s capital infrastructure provides unparalleled support to all types of business and industry.
|AVERAGE UTILITY RATES|
|Electricity (cents per kWh)||$0.062|
|Natural Gas (per 1,000 cubic feet)||$ 5.08|
|Water (per 1,000 gallons)||$4.90|
|Sewer (per 1,000 gallons)||Virginia Beach charges a flat fee based on connection size. HRSD charges based on volumetric water use.|
Sources: Electricity & Natural Gas: U.S. Department of Energy, December 2020 Industrial Rates; Water and Sewer Rates: Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, 2021
Additional charges and connection fees apply in both localities for sewer and water. Monthly charges vary by meter size.
Virginia Beach's potable water originates from Lake Gaston. Learn more about the specifics on the Lake Gaston water supply pipeline.
|Current capacity||50 mgd*|
|Average daily demand||30.8 mgd|
|*mgd = million gallons per day|
Source: City of Virginia Beach Public Utilities, 2021
The city operates and maintains over 400 sewer pumping stations. A pumping station collects the wastewater collected by the gravity system and pumps it into a sanitary sewer force main for delivery to Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) for treatment. Download HRSD rate schedule.
|Current capacity||54 mgd|
|Average daily demand||26 mgd|
Source: City of Virginia Beach Public Utilities
Solid Waste Disposal: City of Virginia Beach
Dominion Energy is the electric power provider.
Virginia Natural Gas is the natural gas provider. The rate per CCF or MCF varies based on the level of service that the customer chooses.
|Daily Newspapers (MSA)||3|
|Local Television Stations (MSA)||12|
|Radio Stations (MSA)||24 AM/49 FM|
|Cable Service (MSA)||Available|
|Post Office (VB)||15 Facilities|
Source: Virginia Beach Economic Development
The Virginia Beach MSA features one of the nation’s most advanced telecommunications networks, with multiple providers. The City of Virginia Beach has about 150 miles of fiber infrastructure connecting 70 sites and serving 110 city buildings in addition to the Virginia Beach City Public Schools' 120 miles of fiber. (Source: City of Virginia Beach)
Utility Providers Contact Information
|Virginia Beach Public Utilities||Water|
|Hampton Roads Sanitation District||Sewer|
|Virginia Natural Gas||Natural Gas|
Source: Virginia Beach Economic Development, 2021
Additional providers may be available depending on the utility or service.