Rockbridge County Public Service Authority
Welcome to the Rockbridge County Public Service Authority. This site is being constructed to bring you information about our history, billing rates, charges and penalties, water and sewer capital fee schedules, Consumer Confidence Reports and Rules and Regulations.
History. The Authority was created in 1966 by the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors to manage water and sewer services for county residents. The PSA operates in cooperation with the Maury Service Authority, the Cities of Lexington and Buena Vista, and the town of Glasgow for the purchase of water and wastewater services. It serves customers in the Lexington area and the Route 11 north corridor to Fairfield and Raphine. Another system serves the Natural Bridge Station, Arnold's Valley and Buck Hill communities.
The Natural Bridge Station system was constructed in 1974; the Arnold's Valley system was constructed in 1978. A project is underway to connect these systems permanently, to increase reliability and operational flexibility and to provide more fire flow capacity.
The Maury Service Authority owns water and wastewater treatment plants located in the County and sells water and wastewater services to the City of Lexington and the PSA, its two customers. The City of Lexington is the contract operator for both facilities. The PSA compensates the City of Lexington for water it takes from the City's lines to fill its water tank and service customers on Route 251. In turn the City compensates the PSA for water taken from the PSA's Route 251 lines to serve the City's customers in subdivisions such as Birdfield, in accordance with the 1974 and 1978 Joint Services Agreements (amended by the Revenue Sharing Agreement to expire in 2004).
The City of Buena Vista provides water for the Route 60 E subdivision of Rivermont Heights, in accordance with the 1982 Annexation Proceedings.