Garden Grove Utilities

Find Garden Grove 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.

Eye Power Inc. 5361 Huntley Avenue Garden Grove CA 92845 714-894-1893

Garden Grove Municipal Service Center 13802 Newhope Street Garden Grove CA 92843 714-741-5395

About Garden Grove Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove electric power company. However, the electricity in the Garden Grove electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Garden Grove 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

Garden Grove 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.