Choctaw County Utilities

Find Choctaw 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.

North Choctaw Water Board 3997 Broad Street Butler AL 36904 205-398-3161

South Choctaw Water District 13217 Choctaw Ave Gilbertown AL 36908 251-843-2477

About Choctaw County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Choctaw 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 Choctaw County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Choctaw 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.