Dothan Utilities

Find Dothan 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.

Dothan Electric Department 200 Kilgore Drive Dothan AL 36301 334-712-2600

Dothan Utility Services 126 North Saint Andrews Street Dothan AL 36303 334-615-4100

Southeast Alabama Gas John D Odom Road Dothan AL 36303 334-794-8742

Southeast Alabama Gas District 2390 Ross Clark Circle Dothan AL 36301 334-794-0567

Southern Nuclear Operating Co 179 North Foster Street Dothan AL 36303 334-702-2500

Utility Services Rehobeth 2003 South Brannon Stand Road Dothan AL 36305 334-712-0714

Wiregrass Electric 6167 Fortner Street Dothan AL 36305 334-712-0714

About Dothan Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Dothan 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

Dothan 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.