Tustin Utilities

Find Tustin 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.


Tustin Water Services Department 300 Centennial Way Tustin CA 92780 714-573-3075


About Tustin Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Tustin, 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 Tustin 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 Tustin, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Tustin 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 Orange County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Tustin 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.