Linn County Utilities

Find Linn County 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.

Albany Water Billing 333 Southwest Broadalbin Street Albany OR 97321 541-917-7547

Booneville Power Administration 2101 Southwest Queen Avenue Albany OR 97321 541-926-1315

Lyons-Mehama Water District 441 Locust Street Lyons OR 97358 503-859-2367

About Linn County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Linn County, 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 Linn 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 Linn County, Oregon

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Linn 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 Linn County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Linn 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.