DeKalb County Utilities

Find DeKalb 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.

All Gas 1015 Main Saint Shiloh Fyffe AL 35971 256-623-2426

Collinsville Utilities Office 77 Chambers Avenue Southwest Rainsville AL 35986 256-524-2188

Collinsville Water Works and Sewer 170 West Main Street Collinsville AL 35961 256-524-2188

Crossville Water Board 14454 Alabama 68 Crossville AL 35962 256-528-7163

Fort Payne Water Department 153 20th Street Northeast Fort Payne AL 35967 256-845-0449

Fort Payne Water Plant 1101 67th Street Northwest Fort Payne AL 35967 256-845-4661

Northeast Alabama Water 2412 Beck Industrial Boulevard Northwest Fort Payne AL 35968 256-845-6186

Valley Head Water Works Board 101 School Street Valley Head AL 35989 256-635-6527

Water Works Board of Section And Dutton 87 Circle Drive Northwest Rainsville AL 35986 256-638-2119

About DeKalb County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

DeKalb 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 DeKalb County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

DeKalb 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.