El Monte Utilities

Find El Monte 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.

Der Lih Electric Co 4244 Maxson Road El Monte CA 91732 626-579-1089

El Monte Water Services 11333 Valley Boulevard El Monte CA 91731 626-580-2024

Hemlock Mutual Water Co 12066 Celine Street El Monte CA 91732 626-448-7100

Rurban Homes Mutual Water Co 5044 Cogswell Road El Monte CA 91732 626-401-9103

San Gabriel Valley Water Company 11142 Garvey Avenue El Monte CA 91733 626-448-6183

About El Monte Utilities

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

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

Utilities in El Monte, 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 El Monte 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 El Monte, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

El Monte 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 Los Angeles County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

El Monte 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.