Monroe County Utilities

Find Monroe 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.

Gas Processors Inc 2797 James Brooks Road Atmore AL 36502 251-862-9030

Monroeville Water Works 69 West Claiborne Street Monroeville AL 36460 251-575-2617

Southern Energy Co 115 Ivey Street Monroeville AL 36460 251-575-3171

Southern Pine Elec Co-Op 3943 Bowden Street Frisco City AL 36445 251-267-3196

Southwest Alabama Water Authority 1015 Old Peterman Highway Peterman AL 36471 251-564-2727

Swift Energy Co 4677 Wild Fork Road Frisco City AL 36445 251-267-2862

About Monroe County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Monroe 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 Monroe County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Monroe 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.