Lowndes County Utilities

Find Lowndes 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.


Caledonia Natural Gas District 1200 Main Street Caledonia MS 39740 662-356-4250


Caledonia Sewerage Department 202 South Street Caledonia MS 39740 662-356-6993

Columbus Light & Water Department 420 4th Avenue South Columbus MS 39701 662-328-7192

Four County Electric Power Association 5265 South Frontage Road Columbus MS 39701 662-327-8900

Monroe County Electric Power 746 Main Street Caledonia MS 39740 662-356-4100

Prairie Land Water Association 150 Artesia Road Columbus MS 39701 662-245-1150

Prairie Land Water Association 150 Artesia Road Columbus MS 39701 662-245-1150

Prairie Land Water Association 150 Artesia Road Columbus MS 39701 662-245-1150

South Lowndes Water Association 2109 O'Leary Lane Columbus MS 39702 662-329-3929

South Lowndes Water Association 6344 Hardy Billups Road Columbus MS 39701 662-272-5750

Wilco Sewer Utility 1526 Gardner Boulevard Columbus MS 39702 662-245-0052

About Lowndes County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, Mississippi

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Lowndes 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 Lowndes County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Lowndes 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.