Fountain Valley Utilities

Find Fountain Valley 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.


Orange County Water District 18700 Ward Street Fountain Valley CA 92708 714-963-3058


About Fountain Valley Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Fountain Valley, 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 Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Fountain Valley 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 Orange County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Fountain Valley 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.