Oregon Utilities

Find Oregon 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.

Clackamas River Water Providers-Kimberly Swan 14275 Clackamas River Drive Oregon OR 97045 503-723-3510

South Fork Water Board 15962 Hunter Avenue Oregon OR 97045 503-657-5030

About Oregon Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Oregon, 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 Oregon 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 Oregon, Oregon

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Oregon 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 Clackamas County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Oregon 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.