The Town of Blacksburg owns, operates, and maintains the public wastewater collection system within the town limits. Collection system infrastructure includes: more than 140 miles of conventional gravity collection lines ranging in diameters from 8 to 24 inches; 23 conventional sewer pumping stations; and Septic Tank Effluent Gravity (STEG)/Septic Tank Effluent Pumped (STEP) alternative collection systems. Wastewater from the town is treated at the Blacksburg-VPI Sanitation Authority treatment plant, located seven miles to the southwest of town limits.
Wastewater service to the citizens of Blacksburg is a team effort between the Engineering/GIS and the Public Works Departments. The Engineering & GIS Department is responsible for: review and management of capital construction projects; hydraulic capacity evaluations; condition assessments; and construction plans and specifications. The Public Works Department is responsible for: operation, maintenance and construction activities associated with the existing system. These two departments work together to achieve the common goal of maintaining a reliable, cost effective, and responsive wastewater collection system.
The town is undertaking several approaches to evaluate more effective ways to operate the wastewater infrastructure as it ages and demands increase. A wastewater work group meets monthly to discuss issues associated with the wastewater infrastructure and seek alternative approaches to providing utility service in the most cost-effective and environmentally progressive way.
Wastewater Connection Service
Information on the cost of new service connection fees (PDF) is available online. For information on obtaining wastewater service in the town, please call 540-443-1300. Please be sure to view the Town of Blacksburg Standards and Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Systems (PDF) and Utility Trench Repair Standards (PDF).