Covington County Utilities

Find Covington 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 1293 5th Street Florala AL 36442 800-245-2244

Andalusia Utilities Department 505 East 3 Notch Street Andalusia AL 36420 334-222-1332

Cooperative Propane Andalusia 811 W Bypass Andalusia AL 36420 334-222-2019

Covington County Water Authority 22420 Tracks Lane Andalusia AL 36420 334-428-2656

Covington Electric Co-Op Inc 18836 U.s. 84 Andalusia AL 36421 334-565-3302

Florala Utilities 22664 Wall Street Florala AL 36442 334-858-6722

Powersouth Energy Cooperative 2027 East 3 Notch Street Andalusia AL 36420 334-427-3000

Southeast Alabama Gas District 107 West Cumming Avenue Opp AL 36467 334-493-6691

Southeast Alabama Gas District 715 Martin Luther King Junior Expressway Andalusia AL 36421 334-222-3754

About Covington County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Covington 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 Covington 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 Covington County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Covington 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 Covington County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Covington 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.