Okaloosa County Utilities

Find Okaloosa County Florida utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Auburn Water System 3097 Locke Lane Crestview FL 32536 850-682-1258

Baker Water System Incorporation 5783 Monroe Street Baker FL 32531 850-537-5121

Choctawhatchee Electric Co-Op 1351 Georgia Avenue Baker FL 32531 850-892-2111

Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative 1401 Cat-Mar Road Niceville FL 32578 850-892-2111

Fort Walton Beach Sanitation 14 Robinwood Drive Southwest Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 850-833-9655

Gulf Power Co 140 Hollywood Boulevard Southwest Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 850-244-4770

Gulf Power Co. 34854 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin FL 32541 850-244-4701

Gulf Power Company 1655 South Ferdon Boulevard Crestview FL 32536 850-689-4628

Milligan Water System, Inc. 5340 Florida 4 Baker FL 32531 850-537-9131

Okaloosa County Water & Sewer 4300 East Highway 20 Niceville FL 32578 850-897-3981

Okaloosa County Water & Sewer 1591 Meadowbrook Court Niceville FL 32578 850-897-4812

Okaloosa County Water & Sewer 1751 Bluewater Boulevard North Niceville FL 32578 850-897-4384

About Okaloosa County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Okaloosa County, Florida 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 Okaloosa County 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 Okaloosa County, Florida

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Okaloosa County 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 Okaloosa County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Okaloosa County 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.