Wastewater Treatment Facility

A public hearing was held for the Sewer Use Ordinance on Tuesday, June 28.

The Town of Christiansburg held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall regarding a request to revise Chapter 36 “Utilities,” Article VII “Sewer Use” of the Town’s ordinance.

This meeting provided the Town the opportunity to exchange information with the interested public on the purpose of the sewer use ordinance (SUO) revisions and answered any technical issues concerning the proposed revisions prior to seeking Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approval.

In 2011, the Town performed a technically-based evaluation of the local limits for the discharge of industrial wastewater for treatment at the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). The evaluation determined that there was no technical basis for the boron and tin limits in place at that time. In addition, the local limits calculated for chloride, iron and tin as part of the evaluation were significantly greater than the existing local limits for these parameters. In light of these findings, it was recommended that the Town remove the local limits for boron and tin and increase the local limits for chloride, iron, and phenols.

PERMIT NAME: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board

NAME, ADDRESS AND PERMIT NUMBER OF APPLICANT/PERMITTEE: Town of Christiansburg, 100 E Main St. Christiansburg, VA and VA0061751

CONTACT FOR DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Don Cole; Utilities Superintendent, 100 East Main Street, Christiansburg, Virginia, 24073; Phone: 540-382-1151, ext. 6004; Email Don Cole;
Ordinance for Adoption of Recodification - 2013 (PDF)
Christiansburg Word Proofs - 2013 (PDF)
Recodification Legal Ad Certification (PDF)
November 19, 2013 Town Council Minutes (PDF)


The Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) on Crab Creek Road opened in 1980.

The facility was built to grow with the Town, with the capacity to treat 6 million gallons per day (MGPD). Currently, the facility treats an average of 3 MGPD and operates 7 days a week.

The wastewater division is further divided into three subdivisions:

The Laboratory responsibilities consist of bi-solids and pre-Treatment compliance with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).


This sub-division is responsible for the preventative maintenance and repairs to the WWTF and the seventeen (17) wastewater pump stations located throughout the Town.


The facility was built to receive and treat 6 MGPD and is currently receiving and treating 3 MGPD. Operations is responsible for assuring the treatment process is performed with compliance before releasing back into the environment. Public Hearing Scheduled for Sewer Use Ordinance on Tuesday, June 28