Orange Beach Utilities

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


CMC Natural Gas-Orange Beach Office 24831 Canal Road Orange Beach AL 36561 251-974-5432


Orange Beach Water Authority 25097 Canal Road Orange Beach AL 36561 251-981-4233

About Orange Beach Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Orange Beach, Alabama 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 Orange Beach 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 Orange Beach, Alabama

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Orange Beach 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 waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Orange Beach 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.