Geneva County Utilities

Find Geneva 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 603 South Commerce Street Geneva AL 36340 334-684-2618

Covington Electric Cooperative Inc 11 South Johnson Street Samson AL 36477 334-898-2085

Geneva County Gas District Office 806 East Town Avenue Geneva AL 36340 334-684-2284

Geneva Waterworks & Sewer Board 517 South Commerce Street Geneva AL 36340 334-684-9810

Slocomb Water Works & Sewer 255 Harris Highway Slocomb AL 36375 334-886-9189

Wiregrass Electric 509 Alabama 167 Hartford AL 36344 334-588-2223

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative-Samson 13148 Alabama 52 Samson AL 36477 334-898-2423

About Geneva County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Geneva 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 Geneva County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Geneva 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.