Amador County Utilities

Find Amador County California utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Amador Water Agency 12800 Ridge Road Sutter Creek CA 95685 209-223-3018

First Mace Meadow Water Association 20124 California 88 Pine Grove CA 95665 209-296-3121

Jackson City Water Department 33 Broadway Jackson CA 95642 209-223-0219

Jackson Valley Irrigation District 6755 Lake Amador Drive Ione CA 95640 209-274-2037

Main St Gas Company 22584 California 88 Pioneer CA 95666 209-295-7087

Pacific Gas & Electric Customer Service Office 12626 Jackson Gate Road Jackson CA 95642 209-223-1442

River Pines Public Utility Department 18839 Ridge Road Pine Grove CA 95665 209-296-2000

River Pines Public Utility District 22900 Canyon Avenue River Pines CA 95675 209-245-6723

About Amador County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Amador County, California 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 Amador 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 Amador County, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Amador 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 Amador County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Amador 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.