Wilcox County Utilities

Find Wilcox 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.

Wilcox County Gas District 207 Caldwell Street Camden AL 36726 334-682-9446

Wilcox County Gas District 207 Caldwell Street Camden AL 36726 334-682-9446

Wilcox County Gas District 3967 Broad Street Pine Hill AL 36769 334-963-4709

About Wilcox County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Wilcox 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 Wilcox 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 Wilcox County, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Wilcox 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 Wilcox County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Wilcox 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.