Gadsden Utilities

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

Gadsden Water Works & Sewer 2000 Wills Creek Road Gadsden AL 35904 256-547-5101

Gadsden Water Works & Sewer Board 515 North Albert Rains Boulevard Gadsden AL 35901 256-543-2884

Highland Water Authority 3071 Tabor Road Gadsden AL 35904 256-546-1751

RAC Electric Co 2112 Forrest Avenue Gadsden AL 35904 256-543-8787

Rainbow Utility Board 3700 Rainbow Drive Gadsden AL 35906 256-442-7494

Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative 402 West Main Street Gadsden AL 35905 256-845-1511

Wharton Bend Water Authority 4975 Whorton Bend Road Gadsden AL 35901 256-442-2806

About Gadsden Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Gadsden, Alabama 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 Gadsden 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 Gadsden, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Gadsden 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

Gadsden 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.