Shelby County Utilities

Find Shelby 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 2 Industrial Park Drive Pelham AL 35124 800-245-2244

Alabama Power Company 744 County Road 87 Calera AL 35040 205-682-0201

Alabaster Water Board 213 1st Street North Alabaster AL 35007 205-663-6155

Helena Town Utilities Board 816 Highway 52 West Helena AL 35080 205-663-1673

Montevallo Water & Sewer 613 Valley Street Montevallo AL 35115 205-665-9045

North County Utility 2086 Valleydale Terrace Birmingham AL 35244 205-733-1672

Shelby County Water Operations 200 West College Street Columbiana AL 35051 205-670-6540

Sterrett-Vandiver Water System Old Mill Road Sterrett AL 35147 205-672-3396

Taw Power Systems Inc 200 Yeager Parkway Pelham AL 35124 205-621-0755

About Shelby County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Shelby 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 Shelby County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Shelby 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.