Low-Cost Infrastructure for Building Your Business

Low to moderate costs of utility services make Chesterfield a bargain for business.

Electric power is inexpensive by national standards, water is plentiful, and natural gas prices are competitive. Electric power and natural gas are provided by major utility companies.

Chesterfield also has state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure and services provided by major corporations.

Water and wastewater services are provided by Chesterfield County. Solid waste services are provided by private companies operating modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

Electric Power Service

Dominion Energy provides electric power to Chesterfield County.

Dominion’s reliability rate for 2015 was 99.977% (excluding major storms).

Dominion’s electric rates are more than 20% below the southeast region average.

Dominion also has a variety of Green Power programs sourcing sustainable, renewable energy for commercial and residential customers.

Dominion Energy Average Rates:

  • Industrial: $0.0566 (1,000 kWh demand; 650,000 kWh/month)
  • Commercial: $0.1031 (40 kWh demand; 14,000 kWh/month)
  • Residential: $0.1132 (1,000 kWh/month)

(Source: Dominion Energy; bundled rates as of January 1, 2018, cents per kWh)

Natural Gas Service

Columbia Gas of Virginia, with headquarters in Chesterfield, is one of the largest natural gas utilities in the state. Columbia Gas of Virginia serves the majority of areas in the county.

The company operates an open access system which enables customers to secure the most efficient firm or interruptible service through Columbia Gas of Virginia or any number of gas marketers. Columbia Energy Group owns and operates the interstate pipeline serving Chesterfield.

The City of Richmond provides natural gas service in the areas not served by Columbia Gas of Virginia.

Natural gas is available in sufficient supplies for any industrial user.

Fiber Optics & Telecommunications

Chesterfield has telecommunications services available to accommodate virtually all business communication needs.

These services include extensive fiber-optic networks with dark fiber, digital switching, synchronous optical network, and special access services.

A list of providers includes Comcast, Verizon, Level 3 Communications, Windstream and others.

Water and Wastewater Services

The Chesterfield County Department of Utilities uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver the highest quality water and wastewater service to customers in Chesterfield County.

The water delivery system has a total capacity of 105.5 million gallons per day. The average amount supplied is 35.1 million gallons per day.

Water for the system is obtained from the Swift Creek Reservoir, the Appomattox River Water Authority and the City of Richmond.

Chesterfield is served by an integrated wastewater treatment system. The system has an average daily use of 24.04 million gallons and a total capacity of 41.3 million gallons daily.

Additional Water and Wastewater System Information

Water and Wastewater Rates

Solid Waste Service

Shoosmith Brothers, Inc. operates a sanitary landfill in Chesterfield County. The facility epitomizes a modern, state-of-the-art waste management operation.

Environmental controls have been designed and constructed into the landfill. Safety features include groundwater monitoring, composite double liner systems, and active leachate and landfill gas management.

Solid waste collection services are offered throughout Chesterfield.