Rome Utilities

Find Rome 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.

Floyd County Water Department 217 Calhoun Avenue Northeast Rome GA 30161 706-236-2481

Georgia Power Company 800 Broad Street Rome GA 30161 888-660-5890

Plant Hammond Georgia Power Company 5963 Alabama Highway Rome GA 30165 706-234-7008

Rome Water Billing 601 Broad Street Rome GA 30161 706-236-4440

Scana Energy 2543 Redmond Circle Rome GA 30165 706-802-0521

Summerville Gas Company 2031 Old Summerville Road Northwest Rome GA 30165 706-232-0332

About Rome Utilities

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

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

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

Electric Utilities

Rome 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 Rome electric power company. However, the electricity in the Rome electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Rome 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

Rome 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.