Molalla Utilities

Find Molalla 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.

Portland General Electric Co 31847 Oregon 213 Molalla OR 97038 503-829-3978

About Molalla Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Molalla, 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 Molalla 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 Molalla, Oregon

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Molalla 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 Clackamas County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Molalla 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.