The City of Franklin and Southampton County are primarily serviced by two major electric providers, Dominion Virginia Power and Franklin Municipal Power & Light. Some rural sections of Southampton County operate through smaller community electric cooperatives.
Dominion Virginia Power is one of the nation's largest electric providers and is headquartered in Virginia.
Franklin Municipal Power & Light provides service to the City of Franklin and parts of the City of Suffolk, Southampton and Isle of Wight Counties.
Columbia Gas of Virginia provides natural gas to the Southampton Business Park. Plans are in the works to extend service to the Southampton Commerce & Logistics Center and Pretlow Industrial Park.
Water & Sewer
Both the City of Franklin and Southampton County provide water and sewer service to commercial and residential areas as well as their industrial parks. Southampton County recently constructed a new $30 million water reclamation facility with a capacity of 1.25 million gallons per day.
Superior telecom infrastructure throughout Hampton Roads includes 11 completely independent networks supported by over 650,000 miles of fiber optics. Immediate providers to the City of Franklin and Southampton County include the following: