Citrus Heights Utilities

Find Citrus Heights 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.

Citrus Heights Water District 6230 Sylvan Road Citrus Heights CA 95610 916-725-6873

Regional Water Authority 5620 Birdcage Street Citrus Heights CA 95610 916-967-7692

About Citrus Heights Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Citrus Heights, 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 Citrus Heights 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 Citrus Heights, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Citrus Heights 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 Sacramento County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Citrus Heights 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.