Laurens County Utilities

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

Clinton Utilities Billing 404 North Broad Street Clinton SC 29325 864-833-7500

Laurens County Water & Sewer 3850 US Highway 221 South Laurens SC 29360 864-682-3259

New Horizon Electric Co-O 1776 South Carolina 14 Laurens SC 29360 864-682-3159

About Laurens County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Laurens County, South Carolina 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 Laurens County 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 Laurens County, South Carolina

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Laurens County 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 Laurens County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Laurens County 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.