Kemper County Utilities

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

East Mississippi Electric Power Association 100 Veterans Dr De Kalb MS 39328 601-743-2641

Kipling Water Association 1472 Mount Nebo Road De Kalb MS 39328 601-743-5800

Mississippi Power Co 14817 Mississippi 16 De Kalb MS 39328 601-743-2775

About Kemper County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Kemper County, Mississippi 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 Kemper 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 Kemper County, Mississippi

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Kemper 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 Kemper County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Kemper 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.