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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality service for the town residents and businesses, while safely and efficiently maintaining the town’s infrastructures which includes streets, sidewalks, street lights, storm water systems, water and sanitary sewer system, parks, etc.

Department Accreditation

APWA Accredited AgencyThe Town of Smithfield Public Works Department was awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation on November 12, 2014 making us the 97th agency to meet the requirements. We are the sixth agency in Virginia, the smallest agency in Virginia and the second smallest in the United States and Canada to have achieved this honor.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the public works industry’s nationally established, best management practices and indicates the department has met applicable accreditation documentation and practices. The accreditation process involves a thorough internal review of our agency, followed by an onsite accreditation visit whereby a team of reviewers examines our documentation and conducts interviews with selected agency staff as well as chief elected and appointed officials.



For after-hour emergencies, please contact the Isle of Wight County Dispatch at 757-357-2151.


Water Connection Fees
(as of 07/01/2014)

Water Meter Size Combined Fee
5/8 inch* $3,380
3/4 inch $5,060
1 inch $8,860
1.5 inch $15,760
2 inch $29,560
3 inch $59,660
4 inch $94,960
6 inch $193,460

* Single Family Residences

Water Rates

For Service Rendered Within Corporate limits: The Bimonthly Rate for water customers shall be $8.95, plus $5.68 per 1,000 gallons of water used during the bimonthly billing period.


Sewer Connection Fees
(as of 07/01/2014)

Water Meter Size Combined Fee HRSD Fee** Total Fees
5/8 inch* $5,700 $1,895 $7,595
3/4 inch $8,570 $4,830 $13,400
1 inch $14,720 $8,170 $22,890
1.5 inch $27,020 $17,260 $44,280
2 inch $49,920 $29,420 $79,340
3 inch $105,120 $63,600 $168,720
4 inch $171,720 $115,580 $287,300
6 inch $358,720 $268,250 $626,970

* Single Family Residences
** Hampton Roads Sanitation District (as of 7/1/2014) (fees subject to change)

Sewer Rates

Inside Town Corporate limits: Bimonthly Rate - $3.50 per 1,000 gallons . This is in addition to charges levied by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD).




William G. Saunders, IV, AICP, CZA
Director of Planning, Engineering and Public Works

Jessie Snead
Public Works Superintendent

Sonja Eubank, VCM,VCO
Contracts/Procurement Administrator 


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