Radford’s source of drinking water is the New River just below the Claytor Lake reservoir. Even during times of regional drought, the New River has proven to be a very reliable supply of raw water. The treatment plant is licensed and constructed to provide up to 8 million gallons of water a day to users of the system.
The wastewater collection system is maintained by the City, but treatment is done by the Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority located in Pulaski County. The City has adequate capacity to handle growth in both the water and wastewater systems.