Roseau County Utilities

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

Municipal Light & Power Co 121 Main Avenue Northeast Warroad MN 56763 218-386-1873

Roseau Electric Cooperative Inc. 1107 3rd Street Northeast Roseau MN 56751 218-463-1543

Roseau River Watershed District 108 3rd Avenue Southwest Roseau MN 56751 218-463-0313

About Roseau County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Roseau County, Minnesota 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 Roseau 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 Roseau County, Minnesota

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Roseau 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 Roseau County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Roseau 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.