Highland Lakes Utilities

Find Highland Lakes 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.

Elba Express Company LLC 569 Brookwood Village Homewood AL 35209 8.5 miles from Highland Lakes 205-802-1294

Southern Natural Gas Company 569 Brookwood Village Homewood AL 35209 8.5 miles from Highland Lakes 205-325-7410

North County Utility 2086 Valleydale Terrace Birmingham AL 35244 9.2 miles from Highland Lakes 205-733-1672

Sterrett-Vandiver Water System Old Mill Road Sterrett AL 35147 10.3 miles from Highland Lakes 205-672-3396

Taw Power Systems Inc 200 Yeager Parkway Pelham AL 35124 11.4 miles from Highland Lakes 205-621-0755

Alabama Power 2 Industrial Park Drive Pelham AL 35124 11.6 miles from Highland Lakes 800-245-2244

Birmingham Waterworks Board 3621 Messer Airport Highway Birmingham AL 35222 11.8 miles from Highland Lakes 205-264-9980

Alabama Power Company 3730 4th Terrace North Birmingham AL 35222 11.8 miles from Highland Lakes 205-591-9555

Leeds Waterworks Board 8651 Thornton Avenue Leeds AL 35094 12.3 miles from Highland Lakes 205-699-5151

Helena Town Utilities Board 816 Highway 52 West Helena AL 35080 13.4 miles from Highland Lakes 205-663-1673

Birmingham Water Works 4400 Inglenook Lane Birmingham AL 35217 13.5 miles from Highland Lakes 205-841-2775

Alabaster Water Board 213 1st Street North Alabaster AL 35007 14.2 miles from Highland Lakes 205-663-6155

Tarrant Electric 1604 Pinson Valley Parkway Birmingham AL 35217 14.7 miles from Highland Lakes 205-841-1721

Glanton Electric Company 1408 Brewster Circle Birmingham AL 35235 15.1 miles from Highland Lakes 205-854-4922

Shelby County Water Operations 200 West College Street Columbiana AL 35051 15.3 miles from Highland Lakes 205-670-6540

Village Creek Sewer Treatment 1440 Pleasant Hill Road Birmingham AL 35224 16.8 miles from Highland Lakes 205-791-6405

Alabama Power Company 744 County Road 87 Calera AL 35040 17.0 miles from Highland Lakes 205-682-0201

Bessemer Electric & Water Service 1600 1st Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 17.5 miles from Highland Lakes 205-481-4333

Alabama Power 949 Main Street Gardendale AL 35071 19.7 miles from Highland Lakes 800-245-2244

Cook Springs Water Authority 120 Cook Springs Road Pell AL 35128 19.8 miles from Highland Lakes 205-338-4220

About Highland Lakes Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

Highland Lakes 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 Highland Lakes electric power company. However, the electricity in the Highland Lakes electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Highland Lakes 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

Highland Lakes 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.