Fresno CA Utilities

Find Fresno, 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.

Backman Water Company 5105 East Belmont Avenue Fresno CA 93727 559-255-0324

Easton Estates Water Co 100 West Bullard Avenue Fresno CA 93704 559-439-0198

Fresno Water Division 1910 East University Avenue Fresno CA 93703 559-621-5300

Malaga County Water District 3580 South Frank Avenue Fresno CA 93725 559-485-7353

Pinedale County Water District 480 West Birch Avenue Fresno CA 93650 559-439-2362

Pinedale Public Utility District 2560 West Shaw Lane Fresno CA 93711 559-431-8516

Raisin City Water District 10465 South Westlawn Avenue Fresno CA 93706 559-498-8323

Westland's Water District 3130 North Fresno Street Fresno CA 93703 559-224-1523

About Fresno Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Fresno, 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 Fresno 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 Fresno, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Fresno 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

Fresno 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.