Birmingham Utilities

Find Birmingham 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 Company 3730 4th Terrace North Birmingham AL 35222 205-591-9555


Birmingham Water Works 4400 Inglenook Lane Birmingham AL 35217 205-841-2775

Birmingham Waterworks Board 3621 Messer Airport Highway Birmingham AL 35222 205-264-9980

Glanton Electric Company 1408 Brewster Circle Birmingham AL 35235 205-854-4922

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

Tarrant Electric 1604 Pinson Valley Parkway Birmingham AL 35217 205-841-1721

Village Creek Sewer Treatment 1440 Pleasant Hill Road Birmingham AL 35224 205-791-6405

About Birmingham Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Birmingham, 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Birmingham 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 waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Birmingham 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.