Lauderdale County Utilities

Find Lauderdale 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.

Clarkdale Water Association 5160 Mississippi 145 Meridian MS 39301 601-693-4686

Collinsville Water Assn Inc 11718 Nancy Drive Collinsville MS 39325 601-626-8138

East Mississippi Electric Power Association 2128 Mississippi 39 Meridian MS 39301 601-581-8600

Long Creek Water Association 4695 Long Creek Water Road Meridian MS 39301 601-693-3096

Maples Gas Co Inc 8505 Mississippi 39 Meridian MS 39305 601-681-4719

Mississippi Power Company 3118 Old Highway 45 North Meridian MS 39301 601-484-2947

NTS Water Association 8802 Whippoorwill Road Meridian MS 39307 601-483-6557

North Lauderdale Water 9709 Mount Carmel Road Bailey MS 39320 601-681-6157

Russell Utilities 1767 Willow Lake Road Toomsuba MS 39364 601-482-7338

Southwest Lauderdale Water Assn. Inc 2215 Pauldin Road Meridian MS 39307 601-693-5919

Toomsuba Water System 3934 Melvin Swain Road Toomsuba MS 39364 601-632-4366

About Lauderdale County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, Mississippi

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Lauderdale 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.