Orange Utilities

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

City Of Orange Water Division 300 East Chapman Avenue Orange CA 92866 714-744-2233

East Orange County Water District 185 North McPherson Road Orange CA 92869 714-538-5815

Water Department 189 South Water Street Orange CA 92866 714-288-2475

About Orange Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Orange, California 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 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, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Orange 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 Orange County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Orange 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.