Happy Valley Utilities

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

Sunrise Water Authority 10602 Southeast 129th Avenue Happy Valley OR 97086 503-761-0220

About Happy Valley Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Happy Valley, Oregon 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 Happy 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 Happy Valley, Oregon

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Happy 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 Clackamas County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Happy 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.