Clifton Utilities

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


Clifton Waterworks Department 310 West Water Street Clifton TN 38425 931-676-3718


About Clifton Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Clifton, Tennessee 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 Clifton 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 Clifton, Tennessee

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Clifton 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

Clifton 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.