Washington County Utilities

Find Washington 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.

Chatom Utilities Board 27 Cochran Avenue Chatom AL 36518 251-847-2580

Deer Park-Vinegar Bend Water Deer Park Vinegar Bend Road Vinegar Bend AL 36584 251-777-8380

Le Roy Water Authority 26123 U.s. 43 Leroy AL 36548 251-247-0115

Power South Energy Co-Op 7115 U.s. 43 McIntosh AL 36553 251-944-8835

Saint Stephens Water System 19277 County Road 34 St. Stephens AL 36569 251-246-3834

Washington County Water Authority Court Street Chatom AL 36518 251-847-6654

About Washington County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Washington 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 Washington County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Washington 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.