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Smithfield Public Works and Utilities Department  

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality service for Town residents and businesses, while safely and efficiently maintaining the Town’s infrastructure, which includes water and sanitary sewer systems, streets, sidewalks, street lights, stormwater systems, public buildings and grounds, etc.


Department Accreditation

APWA Accredited Agency

The Town of Smithfield Public Works Department was awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation on November 12, 2014 making us the 97th agency to meet the requirements. At the time, we were the sixth agency in Virginia, the smallest agency in Virginia, and the second smallest in the United States and Canada to have achieved this honor.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the public works industry’s nationally established, best management practices and indicates the department has met applicable accreditation documentation and practices. The accreditation process involves a thorough internal review of our agency, followed by an onsite accreditation visit whereby a team of reviewers examines our documentation and conducts interviews with selected agency staff as well as chief elected and appointed officials.


          VA 811


Water Connection Fees
(as of 07/01/2022)

Water Meter Size Combined Fee
5/8 inch* $3,380
3/4 inch $5,060
1 inch $8,860
1.5 inch $15,760
2 inch $29,560
3 inch $59,660
4 inch $94,960
6 inch $193,460

* Single Family Residences

Water Rates

For Service Rendered Within Corporate limits: The Bimonthly Rate for water customers shall be $11.47, plus $6.75 per 1,000 gallons of water used during the bimonthly billing period.


Sewer Connection Fees
(as of 07/01/2022)

Water Meter Size Combined Fee HRSD Fee** Total Fees
5/8 inch* $5,700 $2,285 $7,985
3/4 inch $8,570 $4,210 $12,780
1 inch $14,720 $7,410 $22,130
1.5 inch $27,020 $17,590 $44,610
2 inch $49,920 $34,415 $84,335
3 inch $105,120 $88,570 $193,690
4 inch $171,720 $173,245 $344,965
6 inch $358,720 $445,910 $804,630

* Single Family Residences
** Hampton Roads Sanitation District (as of 7/1/2022) (fees subject to change)

Sewer Rates

Inside Town Corporate limits: Bimonthly Rate - $18.62, plus $3.74 per 1,000 gallons . This is in addition to charges levied by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD).





Jessie Snead
Public Works & Utilities Superintendent

Maynard Gwaltney

Town Engineer I

Kathy Bew-Jones
Office/Accreditation Manager 

Jeff Smith
Maintenance Supervisor

Darryl Warren
Maintenance Supervisor

Tony Davis
Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Chelsey Daughtrey 
Compliance Administrator

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Contact Us

Public Works & Utilities

310 Institute St. (Administrative Offices)

293 Cary St. (Maintenance Facilities)



310 Institute St.