Harris County Utilities

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

Georgia Power 1516 Bartletts Ferry Road Fortson GA 31808 706-322-0228

Georgia Power Co 2535 Goat Rock Road Fortson GA 31808 706-317-6001

Harris County Water Works 11505 Georgia 315 Cataula GA 31804 706-324-1175

About Harris County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Harris County, Georgia 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 Harris 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 Harris County, Georgia

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Harris 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 Harris County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Harris 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.