Public Service Authority
Pulaski County's Public Service Authority was created to better the quality of life for all citizens by providing residents with water, sewer, refuse and streetlight services.
The Public Service Authority is made up of five citizen representatives appointed by the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. Since, water, sewer and streetlight services are not provided to less developed portions of Pulaski County, Authority members are responsible for overseeing the operation of these community services through user fees.
Pulaski County has a extensive water and sewer system extending from a two-million gallon per day water treatment plant fed by Claytor Lake in the Draper community to participation in the Peppers Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant located 15 miles to the east the Fairlawn community
Water and sewer line extensions are offered based on the willingness of area residents to pay the additional debt service and operational costs incurred by the Authority as a result of the requested line extension.
Curbside weekly residential refuse collection services are provided in the Town of Pulaski and the unincorporated parts of the County as well as customized commercial and industrial waste hauling services. The Town of Dublin provides residential refuse collection services within the Town of Dublin corporate limits.
In a similar manner, streetlight services are made available where residents are willing to pay the additional operating costs.
The Public Service Authority maintains citizen service locations at the PSA Office (205 Broad St, Dublin); at the Fairlawn Tax and Bookkeeping service (7436 Pepper’s Ferry Road, Fairlawn); at the Pulaski County Building Permit Office in the County Administration Building (143 Third Street, NW, Pulaski) and through the services of the Treasurer’s Office in the Stone Courthouse (52 West Main Street, Pulaski).
Please call 540 674-8720 or 540 980-7710 with any questions or suggestions for improving services to the citizens of Pulaski County.
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The PCPSA provides water service through one (1) primary and three (3) smaller water distribution systems. The water distribution system consists of approximately 160 miles of varied diameter water line, 16 storage tanks, 8 pump stations, and associated appurtenances. As previously stated, the PCPSA currently has approximately 4,680 water service customers.
The PCPSA also owns and operates a water treatment plant (“WTP”) with a permitted capacity of 4.2 million gallons per day (“MGD”), with a current pumping capacity of approximately 3.2 MGD. A secondary source contract is held with the City of Radford, VA for an additional 3 MGD, with a current pumping capacity of approximately 1.5 MGD. The current average demand of the PCPSA water system is approximately 2.2 MGD or 47% of the current pumping capacity.
The PCPSA provides wastewater collection service through twelve (12) separate collection systems. The wastewater collection system consists of approximately 45 miles of varied diameter gravity main, 15 miles of varied diameter force main, 16 sewer lift stations, and associated appurtenances. As previously stated, the PCPSA currently has approximately 1,320 sewer service customers.
The PCSA provides wastewater collection service through one (1) system, which consists of approximately 15 miles of varied diameter gravity main, 1 mile of force main, 4 sewer lift stations, and associated appurtenances. The PCSA currently has approximately 900 sewer service customers.
The PCPSA does not own a wastewater treatment facility. Wastewater treatment within the County is provided by the Pepper's Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority ("PFRWTA"). The PFRWTA was created in 1977 by concurrent resolutions of its original member jurisdictions, being the County, Montgomery County, the City of Radford and the Town of Dublin, and in 1979 the Town of Pulaski was added as a member jurisdiction. PFRWTA was created to acquire, finance, construct, operate and maintain a regional wastewater treatment and disposal system. PFRWTA is governed by an eight member board of directors consisting of two members representing the County from the membership of the PCPSA and the PCSA, two members appointed by the Council of the City of Radford, one member appointed by the Council of the Town of Dublin, two members appointed by the Council of the Town of Pulaski and one member appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County. The PCPSA and PCSA contract with the PFRWTA for sewage treatment services. The average daily flow into the PFRWTA facility is approximately 1.5 MGD or 13% of its peak capacity of 11.5 MGD.
Solid Waste Collection and Disposal
The PCPSA provides garbage collection services throughout the County, including residents of the Town of Pulaski, as well as certain commercial and industrial waste hauling services. The Town of Dublin provides residential refuse collection services within the Town of Dublin corporate limits. The PCPSA operates three (3) convenience and recycling centers to supplement county wide door to door weekly garbage collection. The sites are located in Fairlawn, Dublin and Pulaski.
The New River Resource Authority ("NRRA") was created in 1987 to provide solid waste disposal service for its member jurisdictions, which currently consist of the County, the City of Radford, the Town of Dublin, the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority ("MRSWA") and Giles County. The Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority is itself a regional solid waste authority whose members are Montgomery County, the Town of Blacksburg, the Town of Christiansburg and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. NRRA provides solid waste disposal services to all of its member jurisdictions at its Cloyd's Mountain landfill facility located in the County. The NRRA is governed by an eight member board of directors consisting of two members representing the County, two members appointed by the Council of the City of Radford, two members appointed by the board of the MRSWA, one member appointed by the Council of the Town of Dublin and one member appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Giles County. The County has agreed to dispose of all municipal solid waste within its control at the NRRA's landfill facility and to utilize the MRSWA's recycling facility for recyclable materials.