Barbour County Utilities

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

Baker Hill Water Authority 1910 Alabama 131 Bakerhill AL 36027 334-687-6444

Clayton Sewer Board 15 Eufaula Avenue Clayton AL 36016 334-775-3542

Cowikee Water Authority 1244 North Eufaula Avenue Eufaula AL 36027 334-687-6333

Eufaula Water Works 840 West Washington Street Eufaula AL 36027 334-687-1225

Southeast Alabama Gas District 519 East Barbour Street Eufaula AL 36027 334-687-3410

About Barbour County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Barbour County, Alabama 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 Barbour County 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 Barbour County, Alabama

In Alabama, Utilities are regulated by the Barbour County 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 Barbour County consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Barbour County Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Barbour County Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Barbour County 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 Barbour County, AL. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Barbour County electric power company. However, the electricity in the Barbour County electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Barbour County 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 Barbour County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Barbour County 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.