BVU Authority has been providing water and wastewater services to the Bristol-area since 1951. Our community’s water is sourced at South Holston Lake, just southeast of Abingdon, VA. Water is pumped to a 10 MGD (million gallons per day) treatment plant where our staff carefully and thoroughly treats and purifies our community’s water. We are continually improving our system to keep up with demand and provide our customers the highest quality water. Of course, all of our services are backed by our local staff of highly-trained professionals.

Our Wastewater Treatment Plant is jointly owned with the City of Bristol, TN. The plant’s standard capacity is 15 MGD and is capable of treating up to 25 MGD, when necessary.


Welcome to BVU Authority; we are excited that you have chosen to manage your business in our wonderful community. We look forward to serving you; getting started is easy. To set up utility services, please complete and return:

Application Form

Our friendly staff will help you through the process – every step of the way.