Escondido Utilities

Find Escondido 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.

Del Dios Mutual Water Company 19938 2nd Place Escondido CA 92029 760-746-4881

Del Dios Mutual Water Company 20155 Elm Lane Escondido CA 92029 760-747-5721

Escondido Exceptional Water 860 West Valley Parkway Escondido CA 92025 760-871-4238

Escondido Water & Sewer Department 201 North Broadway Escondido CA 92025 760-839-4657

Focus Electric Inc. 2151 Enterprise Street Escondido CA 92029 760-480-7835

Olivenhain Municipal Water District 8833 Harmony Grove Road Escondido CA 92029 760-839-5279

Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District 1920 North Iris Lane Escondido CA 92026 760-745-5522

San Diego County Water Authority 610 West 5th Avenue Escondido CA 92025 760-480-1991

Smart Energy Solar Inc. 926 South Andreasen Drive Escondido CA 92029 760-781-4255

About Escondido Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Escondido, 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 Escondido 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 Escondido, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Escondido 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 San Diego County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Escondido 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.