Infrastructure & Utilities
York County businesses take advantage of Hampton Roads' well-developed business infrastructure, as well as an exceptional telecommunications system. This system includes independent dual fiber-optic networks that link York County to the major telecommunications corridors of Richmond and the Northeastern United States and to Atlanta and the Southeastern United States. The two largest regional telecom companies are Verizon and Cox Communications, each of which have invested in a first tier, fiber-optic link. The two cooperate to assure the region's network is robust as well as redundant.
York County businesses benefit from Hampton Roads' advanced regional waste water treatment facilities through the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and service from the Peninsula's regional water provider, Newport News Waterworks.
Dominion Virginia Power supplies electricity to all of York County, including multi-phased power to each industrial park.
Virginia Natural Gas supplies Industrial Parks and other commercial areas of the County with natural gas.
Verizon and Cox Communications provide telephone service, high-tech fiber optics, and digital communications. This extensive high-tech infrastructure has led to the region's number ten national ranking in Internet penetration. Several satellite internet providers are also available such as Exede and Hughes Network.
York County's Division of Solid Waste Managementhandles all solid waste generated in the County. For large commercial projects, BFI, Area Containers, and Waste Management are available for pick-up services.
WATER AND SEWER
York County's Division of Utilities is responsible for overseeing the water and sewer activities in the County. The existing infrastructure consists of over 307 miles of force and gravity sewer mains, over 52 miles of vacuum main, 66 pump/lift and or vacuum stations and serves roughly 17,500 customers. It is projected that over $6 million dollars a year for the next several years will be spent on extending the water and sewer lines in the County.
Newport News Waterworks provides water to a majority of the County. The gross capacity of the water system is 90 million gallons per day.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) provides sewer treatment to all of York County. The gross capacity of the sewer system is 15 million gallons per day.