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Christiansburg is a member of the NRV Water Authority and water is supplied to residents through a town-owned distribution system. Christiansburg also owns and operates its Wastewater Treatment Plant.  

The Town is a member of the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority and the newly-formed New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority. The Town is also responsible for the operation of Sunset Cemetery.

Police, Fire and Rescue
Christiansburg residents enjoy the security of an accredited police force and a committed volunteer fire department and volunteer rescue squad. Christiansburg Rescue is a member of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads and is regulated by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. In 2010, Christiansburg earned designation by the Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Certified Crime Prevention Community.

The Town is also fortunate to be served by two notable hospital systems, Carilion Clinic and HCA / LewisGale Regional Health System, which both offer specialized physicians and a full range of services. A myriad of quality medical and dental offices are also located within Christiansburg and the greater New River Valley, often working in coordination with one or both hospital systems.

Urbanized Area
The Town of Christiansburg is part of the Blacksburg Urbanized Area as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau and is classified as a compact area (as opposed to suburban or rural) by the Virginia Department of Transportation. It is additionally classified by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and is also part of the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Major employers within Montgomery County include Virginia Tech, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery, EchoStar Communications (television products and satellite services), Moog Components Group (fiber optics and security components), Corning, Inc. (ceramic fibers), Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (explosives), and Rowe Furniture, among others.

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development supports existing businesses and continues to aggressively recruit national companies to the area as part of its overall mission to ensure the continued success and growth of the local economy.

Local Assistance
Residents requiring assistance may contact the following agencies for a comprehensive list of resources. 

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) 

Virginia Department of Social Services