Electrical Utilities
The three counties of Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex are served by Virginia Power, and the three counties of Essex, King and Queen, and King William are served by Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

Water and Sewer

Each of the three towns (Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point) of the Middle Peninsula operates a public water and sewer system. The Courthouse area of Mathews County has a sanitary district for sewer services. Gloucester County Courthouse area and lower Gloucester County are served by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, which provides water and sewer services to these two areas. Gloucester County has a reservoir to serve water needs. The Middlesex County Courthouse area of Saluda is served by a private water system. In addition to these systems, various subdivisions throughout the region operate private sewer and/or water systems.

Solid Waste
All of the localities within the Middle Peninsula, except Gloucester County, operate under the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority’s Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. Gloucester County contracts with Waste Management, Inc. for solid waste disposal. Convenience and transfer centers with recycling programs are available in every locality.

Propane gas is available through private companies to commercial and residential consumers.

All of the Middle Peninsula localities from Verizon.

Private servers throughout the region offer Internet access through local telephone numbers. DSL and high-speed cable services are available in some areas.

The Middle Peninsula is served by a variety of primary and secondary highways. Roads are constructed and maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Middle Peninsula Rideshare offers free commuter matching for the region. Middle Peninsula Rideshare can be contacted at (804) 758-4847 or (877) 451-1555.

Norfolk Southern Corporation operates a branch in West Point (King William County).



Airport State Classification Runway Length
Hummel (Middlesex County) Local Service 2,267 feet
Tappahannock (Essex County) Local Service 2,785 feet
Middle Peninsula Regional (King and Queen County) General Aviation Regional 3,700 feet


Numerous industrial sites with water depths of twenty to thirty feet are available in the Middle Peninsula. Also, the Port of Hampton Roads is within approximately one hour travel time of the Middle Peninsula.



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