Fort Walton Beach Utilities

Find Fort Walton Beach 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.

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

About Fort Walton Beach Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Fort Walton Beach, 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 Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Fort Walton Beach 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

Fort Walton Beach 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.