Coffee County Utilities

Find Coffee 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.

Covington Electric Cooperative 19349 Alabama 134 Enterprise AL 36330 334-347-9449

Elba Electric Department 300 Buford Street Elba AL 36323 334-897-2261

Elba Hydroelectric Power Inc 500 County Road 411 Elba AL 36323 334-897-0107

New Brockton Water Department 706 East Mckinnon Street New Brockton AL 36351 334-894-5550

Southeast Alabama Gas District 102 Lester Drive Enterprise AL 36330 334-347-7968

About Coffee County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Coffee 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 Coffee 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 Coffee County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Coffee 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 Coffee County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Coffee 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.