Utility Companies in Putnam County, Florida

Find Putnam 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.

Florida Power & Light Co 392 U.s. 17 East Palatka, FL

Florida Power & Light Co 210 County Road 216 Palatka, FL

Melrose Water Association Inc. 425 Florida 26 Melrose, FL

Palatka Gas Authority 518 Main Street Palatka, FL

Producers Gas 406 Central Avenue Crescent, FL

About Putnam County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Putnam 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 Putnam 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 Putnam County, Florida

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Putnam 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 Putnam County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Putnam 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.