Estill Springs Utilities

Find Estill Springs 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.

Estill Springs Water Department 102 East Wilson Street Estill Springs TN 37330 931-649-5749

About Estill Springs Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Estill Springs 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

Estill Springs 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.