South Lake Tahoe Utilities

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

California Pacific Electric Company 933 Eloise Avenue South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 530-543-3244

Fallen Leaf Mutual Water Company 745 Fallen Leaf Road South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 530-544-0608

Lakeside Park Water District 4077 Pine Boulevard South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 530-542-2314

South Tahoe Public Utility District 1275 Meadow Crest Drive South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 530-544-6474

About South Lake Tahoe Utilities

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

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

Utilities in South Lake Tahoe, California 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 South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

South Lake Tahoe 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 El Dorado County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

South Lake Tahoe 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.