Cullman County Utilities

Find Cullman 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.

East Cullman Water System Inc. 64 Wesley Avenue North Cullman AL 35058 256-796-5828

Joppa Hulaco And Ryan Water Authority 15689 Alabama 69 Joppa AL 35087 256-586-5974

VAW Water System Inc 11802 University of North Alabama Highway Vinemont AL 35179 256-734-2413

About Cullman County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Cullman 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 Cullman 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 Cullman County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Cullman 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 Cullman County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Cullman 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.