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Water
Christiansburg is a member of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-VPI Water Authority and water is supplied to residents through a town-owned distribution system. Christiansburg also owns and operates its Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was recently expanded to account for future town growth.

The Town is a member of the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority, Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority and the newly-formed New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority. The Town has also recently taken over operation of Sunset Cemetery.

Police, Fire and Rescue
Christiansburg residents enjoy the security of an accredited police force and a committed volunteer fire department and volunteer rescue squad. The Christiansburg Rescue Squad is a member of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads and is regulated by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. In 2010, Christiansburg earned designation by the Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Certified Crime Prevention Community.

Hospital
The Town is also fortunate to be served by two notable hospital systems, Carilion Clinic and HCA / LewisGale Regional Health System, which both offer specialized physicians and a full range of services. A myriad of quality medical and dental offices are also located within Christiansburg and the greater New River Valley, often working in coordination with one or both hospital systems.

Urbanized Area
The Town of Christiansburg is part of the Blacksburg Urbanized Area as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau and is classified as a compact area (as opposed to suburban or rural) by the Virginia Department of Transportation. It is additionally classified by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and is also part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Montgomery Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Employment
Major employers within Montgomery County include Virginia Tech, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery, EchoStar Communications (television products and satellite services), Moog Components Group (fiber optics and security components), Corning, Inc. (ceramic fibers), Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (explosives), and Rowe Furniture, among others.

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development supports existing businesses and continues to aggressively recruit national companies to the area as part of its overall mission to ensure the continued success and growth of the local economy.