Johnson County Utilities

Find Johnson 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.

Delta Power Company 110 Hilltop Road Southwest Swisher IA 52338 319-857-4972

Eastern Iowa Light & Power 309 West Commercial Street Lone Tree IA 52755 319-629-4221

Farmers Electric Co-Op 1959 Yoder Avenue Southwest Kalona IA 52247 319-683-2510

Iowa City Water Department 410 East Washington Street Iowa IA 52240 319-356-5066

MidAmerican Energy Company 1630 Lower Muscatine Road Iowa IA 52240 888-427-5632

Oxford Water Plant 2448 Cemetery Road Northwest Oxford IA 52322 319-828-4107

The City Of Coralville City Utility Departments 1512 7th Street Coralville IA 52241 319-248-1715

About Johnson County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County, Iowa

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Johnson 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 Johnson County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Johnson 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.