Tahoe City Utilities

Find Tahoe City 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.


Tahoe City Public Utility District 221 Fairway Drive Tahoe City CA 96145 530-583-3796


Timberland Water Company 531 North Lake Boulevard Tahoe City CA 96145 530-583-3478

Ward Well Water Company 1960 Twin Peaks Drive Tahoe City CA 96145 530-581-2231

About Tahoe City Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Tahoe City, 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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Tahoe City 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

Tahoe City 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.