Adair County Utilities

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


Western Area Power 2153 Fontanelle Road Fontanelle IA 50846 641-745-6017


About Adair County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Adair County, Iowa 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 Adair 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 Adair County, Iowa

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Adair 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 Adair County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Adair 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.