Etowah County Utilities

Find Etowah 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.

Attalla Water Department 509 4th Street Northwest Attalla AL 35954 256-538-3322

Big Wills Water Authority 7191 Duck Springs Road Attalla AL 35954 256-538-7950

Gadsden Water Works & Sewer 2000 Wills Creek Road Gadsden AL 35904 256-547-5101

Gadsden Water Works & Sewer Board 515 North Albert Rains Boulevard Gadsden AL 35901 256-543-2884

Highland Water Authority 3071 Tabor Road Gadsden AL 35904 256-546-1751

RAC Electric Co 2112 Forrest Avenue Gadsden AL 35904 256-543-8787

Rainbow Utility Board 3700 Rainbow Drive Gadsden AL 35906 256-442-7494

Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative 402 West Main Street Gadsden AL 35905 256-845-1511

Sardis City Water Board 860 Church Street Boaz AL 35956 256-593-6486

Southern Co Service 7460 Robbins Road Altoona AL 35952 205-589-2931

Weca Water Authority 596 Gallant Road Attalla AL 35954 256-538-5947

Wharton Bend Water Authority 4975 Whorton Bend Road Gadsden AL 35901 256-442-2806

About Etowah County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Etowah 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 Etowah 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 Etowah County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Etowah 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 Etowah County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Etowah 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.