Jefferson County Utilities

Find Jefferson 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 949 Main Street Gardendale AL 35071 800-245-2244

Alabama Power Co 4250 Porter Road Quinton AL 35130 205-488-2877

Alabama Power Company 3730 4th Terrace North Birmingham AL 35222 205-591-9555

Bessemer Electric & Water Service 1600 1st Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 205-481-4333

Birmingham Water Works 4400 Inglenook Lane Birmingham AL 35217 205-841-2775

Birmingham Waterworks Board 3621 Messer Airport Highway Birmingham AL 35222 205-264-9980

Elba Express Company LLC 569 Brookwood Village Homewood AL 35209 205-802-1294

Glanton Electric Company 1408 Brewster Circle Birmingham AL 35235 205-854-4922

Glenn Electric Company 4878 Vise Road Pinson AL 35126 205-681-7169

Leeds Waterworks Board 8651 Thornton Avenue Leeds AL 35094 205-699-5151

Southern Natural Gas Company 569 Brookwood Village Homewood AL 35209 205-325-7410

Tarrant Electric 1604 Pinson Valley Parkway Birmingham AL 35217 205-841-1721

Village Creek Sewer Treatment 1440 Pleasant Hill Road Birmingham AL 35224 205-791-6405

Warrior River Water Authority 523 Belcher Ferry Road Bessemer AL 35023 205-436-3532

About Jefferson County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Jefferson 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 Jefferson County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Jefferson 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.