Grays Harbor County Utilities

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

Cascade Natural Gas 713 West Wishkah Street Aberdeen WA 98520 360-538-3920

Diamond Electric 94 Malone Hill Road Elma WA 98541 360-608-2269

Grayland Water District 2058 Washington 105 Grayland WA 98547 360-267-2411

Grays Harbor Energy LLC 401 Keys Road Elma WA 98541 360-482-4353

Montesano Water Department 112 North Main Street Montesano WA 98563 360-249-3021

Ocean Shores Utility Billing 800 Anchor Avenue Northwest Ocean Shores WA 98569 360-289-2487

Westport Water Department 1844 South Montesano Street Westport WA 98595 360-268-9865

About Grays Harbor County Utilities

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

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

Utilities in Grays Harbor County, Washington 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 Grays Harbor 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 Grays Harbor County, Washington

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

Electric Utilities

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

Water Utilities

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

Sewer Utilities

Grays Harbor 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 Grays Harbor County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Grays Harbor 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.