Centre Utilities

Find Centre 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 Co 104 Northwood Drive Centre AL 35960 256-927-2597

Cherokee County Water & Sewer 161 East Main Street Centre AL 35960 256-927-8348

City of Centre Water Sewer Board South River Street Centre AL 35960 256-927-3281

About Centre Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

Centre 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 Centre electric power company. However, the electricity in the Centre electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Centre 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

Centre 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.