Cherokee County Utilities

Find Cherokee 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.

Alabama Power Co 2500 County Road 20 Leesburg AL 35983 256-526-8467

Alabama Power Co 104 Northwood Drive Centre AL 35960 256-927-2597

Cherokee County Water & Sewer 161 East Main Street Centre AL 35960 256-927-8348

City of Centre Water Sewer Board South River Street Centre AL 35960 256-927-3281

Leesburg Sewer Plant Hopkins Road Leesburg AL 35983 256-526-7630

About Cherokee County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Cherokee 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 Cherokee County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Cherokee 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.