Russell County Utilities

Find Russell 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.

Fort Mitchell Water System 805 Alabama 165 Fort Mitchell AL 36856 334-855-4703

Russell County Utilities Board 4109 Sandfort Road Phenix AL 36869 334-297-3393

About Russell County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Russell 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 Russell 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 Russell County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Russell 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 Russell County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Russell 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.