Palmetto Utilities

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

American Water Services 406 Rippling Brook Trce Palmetto GA 30268 770-463-2435

United Water Atlanta 340 Goodlin Road Palmetto GA 30268 770-463-4694

About Palmetto Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Palmetto, Georgia 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 Palmetto 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 Palmetto, Georgia

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Palmetto 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

Palmetto 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.