Dobbins CA Utilities

Find Dobbins, 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.

Yuba County Water Agency 12700 Lake Frances Road Dobbins CA 95935 530-692-3440

About Dobbins Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Dobbins, 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 Dobbins 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 Dobbins, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Dobbins 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 Yuba County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Dobbins 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.