Nevada County Utilities

Find Nevada 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.

Ecowater Systems 12435 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley CA 95945 530-272-1313

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 788 Taylorville Road Grass Valley CA 95949 530-477-3245

Sierra City Water Works 732 Butler Street Grass Valley CA 95945 530-273-6447

Southwest Gas Corporation 10682 Pioneer Trail Truckee CA 96161 530-582-7200

Truckee Donner Public Utility District 11570 Donner Pass Road Truckee CA 96161 530-587-3896

Truckee Sanitary District 12304 Joerger Drive Truckee CA 96161 530-587-3804

About Nevada County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada County, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Nevada 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 Nevada County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Nevada 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.