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Southampton County Water Treatment Facility


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.

Community Electric Cooperative serves over 3,000 rural customers throughout Southampton County.

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative serves customers in the western part of Southampton County. 

Natural Gas

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.

 XNG is a "virtual pipeline" that provides trucked natural gas solutions to locations where the pipeline does not provide gas service. 

Water & Sewer

Both the City of Franklin and Southampton County provide water and sewer service to commercial, residential and industrial areas.  Southampton County  has $30 million water reclamation facility with a capacity of 1.25 million gallons per day.  Substantial capacity remains in that facility. 


Superior telecom infrastructure throughout Hampton Roads include 11 completely independent networks supported by over 650,000 miles of fiber optics. Wired options are provided through internet, cable and Verizon.  Verizon and T-Mobile have cellular stores in Franklin.  AT&T has a store in nearby Suffolk. 

 Charter/Spectrum provides internet service to much of Franklin Southampton, and is working to complete the build-out of the broadband network in rural Southampton County.  Work is anticipated to complete on this network in 2025.