Lake Oswego Utilities

Find Lake Oswego 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.

Lake Grove Water District 16552 Boones Ferry Road Lake Oswego OR 97034 503-636-1617

Lake Oswego Utility Billing 380 A Avenue Lake Oswego OR 97034 503-635-0265

Palatine Water District 15800 Boones Ferry Road Lake Oswego OR 97035 503-639-5096

Rivergrove Water District 17661 Pilkington Road Lake Oswego OR 97035 503-635-6041

About Lake Oswego Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, Oregon

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Lake Oswego 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

Lake Oswego 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.