Public Service Authority

The PSA serves Giles County residents by providing solid waste collection and disposal, recycling programs and bulk water to all five towns and Giles County. It is owned and operated by the County of Giles and the towns of Narrows, Pearisburg, Pembroke, Rich Creek and Glen Lyn.

NOTICE

The Giles County Public Service Authority have purchased materials from Consolidated Pipe and Supply on an emergency basis for the repair of the areas of Powell Mountain and Ram Wayside.  Bids for these materials were received from two vendors and awarded based on pricing. This emergency was declared by the Giles County Public Service Board on January 10, 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Giles County Public Service Authority, pursuant to Virginia Code 15.2-5136(G), hereby gives notice to all users of its systems or facilities, the owners, tenants or occupants of property served hereby, and all other interested parties may be heard at a public hearing to be held on  June 20, 2019 at 6pm or as soon thereafter as may be heard, on the following proposed changes to its rates, fees, and charges:

 

WATER CHARGES

Category FY2019 FY2020
Water Base Rate –All Customers $3.91/1,000 gallons $4.16/1,000 gallons
Water Base Rate –Pearisburg $2.03/1,000 gallons $2.03/1,000 gallons

** Base rate includes appropriate tank charges

 

SOLID WASTE CHARGES

Category FY2019 FY2020
Residential Curbside $15.00/month $15.50/month
Residential Back Door $16.00/month $16.50/month
Residential Non-Curbside $12.00/month $12.50/month
Residential/Commercial (same address) $23.00/month $23.50/month
Commercial $18.00/month $18.50/month
Dumpsters $4.18/yard $4.18/yard
Tipping $32.00/ton $32.00/ton
Roll-Off Pick Up Charges
Pearisburg Area & South of Route 100 $143.00 $177.00
Narrows and Pembroke $154.00 $177.00
Rich Creek, Glen Lyn and Newport $165.00 $177.00
Outlying Areas $176.00 $177.00

 

**The public hearing will be held at Giles County Administration Building at 315 North Main Street, Pearisburg, Virginia.  A complete schedule of rates, fees and charges is available for inspection and copying at the office of the Authority at the Administration Building between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on business days.

BY ORDER OF:

Richard McCoy, Chairman

The PSA Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Giles County Administration Building.

The Giles County Public Service Authority was formed in 1997.  It has five incorporated Towns and the County as its members.  The Authority has two main functions.  The production of wholesale water to its members and solid waste collection services.  The production of water is accomplished by utilizing the main well at the water treatment plant and Well #4.  These two sources are capable of producing over two million gallons per day.  The water treatment plant is a state of the art filtration plant built in the late 90’s.  Over 75% of the inhabited structures in the County are supplied by public water.  Four Towns and the County provide retail distribution of water to the end user (County operates Glen Lyn system).  The PSA have executed a Capital Improvement Plan and Asset Management Plan.  At present the Authority operates four manned convenience centers at Lurich, Newport, Pembroke and Route 100 near Pearisburg.  Solid waste services include door to door pickup weekly.  Without a lengthy discussion the water system extends from almost the Craig County line along 42 to the western edge of Glen Lyn at the WV border.

Giles Co. Public Service Authority

Director: Kevin Belcher
kbelcher@gilescounty.org

Receptionist/Clerk: Taylor Cumbee
tcumbee@gilescounty.org

315 N. Main St. Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-2525
(540) 626-7046
Fax: (540) 921-1329

Utilities – Water Department

Public Utilities Director: Kevin Belcher
kbelcher@gilescounty.org

Public Utilities Foreman & Assistant:
Jessie Williams & Gina Franklin
gfranklin@gilescounty.org

Water Plant

Chief Water Operator:  Steve Newby
2030 Narrows Road, PO Box 701 Pearisburg, VA 24134
Phone: (540) 921-3756
Fax: (540) 921-4290

WATER POLICY 2016 PDF

Convenience Center

All convenience centers are now open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday. With daylight savings time approaching the winter hours will be 7am to 6pm. Lot attendants will not be onsite until 11am. If any issues occur during the unmanned hours residents can call the office Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Giles Administration 540-921-2525

Large items (furniture, mattresses, etc.) can be disposed of at the PSA Convenience Centers located on Route 100 in Pearisburg, on Route 460 in the Hoges Chapel area of Pembroke and Lurich Road in Narrows. The service is free to Giles County residents except for the items listed below:

  • Automobile and truck tires up to 19” – $2.00 per tire
  • Automobile and truck tires up to 19” on rims – $4.00 per tire
  • Tires over 19” – $4.00 per tire
  • Tires over 19” on rims – $7.00 per tire
  • Tractor/Off Road Tires – $27.00 per tire
  • Brush and tree debris – $1.00 per 100 lbs.
  • Building Materials – $3.25 per 100 lbs.
  • White Goods – No Charge
  • Pearisburg – PSA Convenience Center on Route 100
  • Pembroke – PSA Convenience Center on Route 460 Hoges Chapel
  • Newport – Winding Way Drive
  • Narrows – Lurich Road (Stockpen)
Roll-off Service

The PSA can deliver a 30 cubic yard roll-off container to your property and pick it up when you are finished. Call for rates and availability.

Single Stream Recycling

recycling

Convenience Center

Summer Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Winter Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

All county water, sewer and solid waste payments should be made at the Treasurer’s Office at 130 N. Main Street, Pearisburg. You can also make payments at any NBB branch in Giles County or you may pay your utility bill online at https://treasurer.gilescounty.org/applications/trapps/index.htm

If you have billing questions, please contact Kelly Patton at (540) 921-1240, ext. 1403.

Holiday Schedules

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Trash service for weeks when there is a Holiday will be moved up by one day. (For instance: Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday, etc.)

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.

virginia.wheelsforwishes.org 1-877-442-9474

Recycling Centers

The PSA provides several recycling containers throughout the county. They are located at:

  • All Convenience Centers
  • Rich Creek Community Center
  • Giles High School
  • Narrows Elementary
  • Macy McClaugherty Elementary
  • Eastern Elementary
  • Newport, Winding Way Dr.
  • Pearisburg Town Shop located at 501 orchard drive (down from NBB)
Carcass Collector
Collection locations: Glen Lyn Park, Lurich Road Ballfield and Pembroke Stop ‘N’ Save