Utilities Information

John H. Kerr Dam generates an average of 426,749,000 kilowatt hours per year.

electricity

Electricity supplied and distributed by:

  • Dominion Virginia Power (434) 447-5100

  • Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (434) 372-6100

Natural Gas is supplied by the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp. and distributed by Columbia Gas 1-800-543-8911.

Water

2016 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Quality Report

2015 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Quality Report

2014 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Quality Report

2013 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Quality Report

2012 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Quality Report

Services are provided for a monthly fee.  Water rates are listed below.  Charges are per 1,000 gallons of consumption.

Up to 3,000 gallons (In Town)
+ service charge of $2.50
$5.55
3,001 to 10,000 gallons (In Town)
+ service charge of $3.00
$5.55
10,001 to 50,000 gallons (In Town)
+ service charge of $7.00
$5.20

50,001 to 100,000 gallons (In Town)
+ service charge of $85.00

$3.95
>100,000 gallons (In Town)
+ service charge of $110.00
$3.80
Water Rates Out of Town 2 x In Town
Rate

The Town of South Hill purchases its water wholesale from the Roanoke River Service Authority (434) 689-7772, which began operation of its new water plant located on Lake Gaston in September of 2002.  Average daily use is 1.5 million gallons, and the maximum daily capacity is 4.0 million gallons for the Authority.  The Town has overhead storage capacity of 2.5 million gallons.

Irrigation water is considered a contaminant and has the potential to flow back into the public water system.  Anyone that has an irrigation system must have a backflow preventer and a separate meter.  The backflow prevention assembly must comply with the Town ordinance; a plumbing permit is required.  The device must be tested after installation and annually thereafter by a licensed tester.

Sewage

Services are provided for a monthly fee.  Sewer rates are 110% x the water rate.  The minimum bill for residential water and sewer is $5.  The minimum bill for commercial water and sewer is $40.22.

The Town of South Hill treats approximately 900,000 gallons of sewage per day.  The maximum treatment capacity of the Town's sewage plant is 3.0 million gallons per day (tertiary treatment).

To help prevent sewer backups and overflows, do not: (1) pour fats, oils and grease from cooking down the drain; (2) use the toilet as a wastebucket; or (3) use the sewer as a means of disposing food scraps.       

Waste Collection

The Town of South Hill contracts with Waste Industries to provide curbside garbage collection and recycling services for residential and small commercial customers.  Curbside garbage collection is collected on a weekly basis and recycling service is collected every other week.  Carts are provided by Waste Industries and should be placed at the curb by 6:00 AM on your collection day.  The fee is $15 for residential customers and $25.45 for small commercial customers.  Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are the only holidays that will affect service.  For curbside trash and collection days, view the Waste Industries Collection Schedule.  Please click here for list of acceptable and unacceptable items for recycling.

Grass, brush and leaves are collected by the Town on a seasonal basis.  Special bulky items such as furniture may be collected by calling the Town Hall at (434) 447-3191. Bulky waste is picked up the third Wednesday of the month.

Solid Waste Disposal

Mecklenburg County operates a landfill which accepts non-hazardous industrial waste.

Public Works

The Town of South Hill maintains streets located within the Town limits.

For after hours public works' emergencies, such as main breaks, please contact Bill Wilson (434) 917-9455 or Allen
Elliott (434) 917-9463.

Payment Options for Utility Bills and Town Property Taxes

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