Lee County Utilities

Find Lee 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 Company 1699 South College Street Auburn AL 36832 800-245-2244

Auburn City Water Works Board 1501 West Samford Avenue Auburn AL 36832 334-501-3050

Beauregard Water Authority 7430 Alabama 51 Opelika AL 36804 334-749-4900

Loachapoka Water Authority 4742 Lee Road 66 Auburn AL 36832 334-887-3329

Smiths Water & Sewer Authority 2848 Lee Road 243 Smiths Station AL 36877 334-298-6342

Southern Natural Gas Co 159 Lee Road Auburn AL 36830 334-887-7835

About Lee County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Lee 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 Lee County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Lee 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.