Yamhill County Utilities

Find Yamhill 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.

Bonneville Power Administration 14297 Northwest Pike Road Yamhill OR 97148 503-662-5310

Highland Water Corporation 24175 Northeast Dayton Avenue Newberg OR 97132 503-538-2525

Portland General Electric Co 405 North Springbrook Road Newberg OR 97132 503-537-9715

South Yamhill Water Company 15005 Oregon 47 Yamhill OR 97148 503-662-3777

About Yamhill County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Yamhill 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 Yamhill 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 Yamhill County, Oregon

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Yamhill 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 Yamhill County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Yamhill 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.