History 

Mission Statement: The Bedford Regional Water Authority exists to provide its customers with high quality water and wastewater services at rates that are reasonable and just. The Authority shall anticipate the needs of the greater community by continually maintaining responsive, reliable service and through systematic expansion whenever economically possible.

The Bedford Regional Water Authority (“Authority”) was created pursuant to the Water and Sewer Authorities Act Chapter 28, Title 15.1 code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.  In accordance with the Reversion Agreement executed in August, 2012, the Authority was created by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors (“Supervisors”) by resolution dated November 14, 2012 and the Bedford City Council (“Council”) by resolution dated November 27, 2012.

Three of the initial members were appointed by the Supervisors on November 14, 2012, and three of the initial members were appointed by the Council on December 11, 2012.  The State Corporation Commission approved the Articles of Incorporation on December 13, 2012.  The first board meeting was held on December 18, 2012. The seventh board member was interviewed and recommended to the Supervisors and Council by the initial six board members at the January 22, 2013 board meeting. The seventh board member was approved by the governing bodies and sworn in prior to the February 26, 2013 board meeting.

The Authority supplies services to the following places:

Water:

1. Bedford Central: The Authority provides water to the area inside and around the Town of Bedford through the Mountain Water Drive Treatment Plant.  The plant uses a surface water reservoir located at the foothills of the Peaks of Otter.  The Water Treatment Plant (“WTP”) is rated at 3.0 million gallons per day (“MDG”). The Town also receives water from the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility as well.
2. Forest Central: The Authority provides water to the Forest, New London, and Boonsboro areas of the County from the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility and purchasing water from the City of Lynchburg and then distributing this water through the Authority’s system.  Water is treated by Lynchburg from the James River and the Pedlar Reservoir.  There is not currently a contract limit to the capacity of the water purchased from Lynchburg, and the City of Lynchburg WTPs are rated at a capacity of 26 MGD.
3. Lakes: The Authority owns the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility, which uses membrane technology to treat water that is withdrawn from Smith Mountain Lake (SML).  This water provides the majority of the water for the Lakes Central system around the SML area while also providing water for Franklin County, the Town of Bedford, and Forest.  The SMLWTF is rated at 6.0 MGD.  The Authority also owns two (2) independent water systems that use wells as the source and are located in the Mountain View Shores and Valley Mills Crossing subdivisions.
4. Stewartsville: The Authority owns a water system in the Stewartsville area where water is purchased from the Western Virginia Water Authority (“WVWA”) and then distributed by the Authority.  There is no contract limit to capacity of water purchased from the WVWA.
 

Wastewater:

1. Bedford Central: The Authority provides sewer service inside and around the Town of Bedford using a Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) located on Orange Street in Bedford.  The Central WWTP is rated at 2.0 million gallons a day (“MGD”).
2. Forest Central: The Authority provides sewer service to the Forest and New London areas of the County by collecting the wastewater and transmitting it to the Lynchburg Regional WWTP for treatment.  The Authority owns 1.0 MGD capacity in the Lynchburg WWTP.
3. Lakes Central: The Authority owns a WWTP in Moneta which provides sewer service to the Lakes community around the 122 corridor.  The WWTP is rated at 0.5 MGD.
4. Montvale: The Montvale WWTP is located behind the Elementary school.  It is rated at 0.05 MGD and provides service to the Montvale Elementary School, the Montvale Library, the Montvale Center for Business, and the central Montvale community.

 

 

 In 2017-2018...

 
  • Had 13,333 total water connections
  • Had 4,906 total sewer connections
  • Added 456 new water connections
  • Added 232 new sewer connections
  • Produced 1.2 billion gallons of water
  • Treated 538 million gallons of wastewater
  • Read 122,864 meters
  • Installed or changed out 795 meters
  • Processed 106,787 payment transactions
  • Had 385 miles of water lines
  • Had 145 miles of sewer lines
  • Employed 66.5 people

 

Bedford Regional Water Authority
1723 Falling Creek Road • Bedford • VA 24523
540.586.7679

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