La Crescenta-Montrose Utilities

Find La Crescenta-Montrose 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.

Crescenta Valley Water District 2700 Foothill Boulevard La Crescenta-Montrose CA 91214 818-248-3925

About La Crescenta-Montrose Utilities

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

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

Utilities in La Crescenta-Montrose, 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 La Crescenta-Montrose 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 La Crescenta-Montrose, California

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

Electric Utilities

La Crescenta-Montrose 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 Los Angeles County, CA. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their La Crescenta-Montrose electric power company. However, the electricity in the La Crescenta-Montrose electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in La Crescenta-Montrose provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

La Crescenta-Montrose 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 Los Angeles County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

La Crescenta-Montrose 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.