Utility Companies in Visalia, California

Find Visalia, 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 Water Service Company 216 North Valley Oaks Drive Visalia, CA

Ivanhoe Irrigation District 33777 Road 164 Visalia, CA

About Visalia Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Visalia, 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 Visalia 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 Visalia, California

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Visalia 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 Tulare County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Visalia 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.