Aiken Utilities

Find Aiken South Carolina utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Aiken Electric Cooperative 2790 Wagener Road Aiken SC 29801 803-649-6245

City of Aiken Water Billing 135 Laurens Street Southwest Aiken SC 29801 803-642-7603

Montmorenci-Couchton Water & Sewer District 2756 Wagener Road Aiken SC 29801 803-648-9920

South Carolina Electric & Gas 108 Barnwell Avenue Northwest Aiken SC 29801 877-775-7234

Southern Natural Ga Company 2229 Dibble Road South West Aiken SC 29803 803-643-8355

Talatha Rural Community Water District 4 Aspen Court Aiken SC 29803 803-652-1381

About Aiken Utilities

Aiken Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Aiken, SC. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for a utility service to operate. Aiken Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Aiken.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Aiken Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Aiken, South Carolina may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Aiken Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Aiken, South Carolina

In South Carolina, Utilities are regulated by the Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Aiken consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Aiken Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Aiken Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Aiken Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as, SC. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Aiken electric power company. However, the electricity in the Aiken electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Aiken provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Aiken Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Aiken Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.