Owens Cross Roads Utilities

Find Owens Cross Roads 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.

Owens Cross Roads Water Authority Strickland Avenue Owens Cross Roads AL 35763 256-725-4203

About Owens Cross Roads Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

Owens Cross Roads 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 Owens Cross Roads electric power company. However, the electricity in the Owens Cross Roads electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Owens Cross Roads 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

Owens Cross Roads 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.