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Utilities Law Lawyers In Cascade Iowa

Cascade is a city in Dubuque County and Jones County Iowa, United States. The Dubuque County portion is part of Dubuque Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Jones County portion is part of Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,958 at the 2000 census, but is now estimated to be 2,122 (2006). The city is located at the southwestern edge of Dubuque County, at the border of Dubuque and Jones Counties. U.S. Route 151 runs through Cascade but in 2002 a four-lane bypass took traffic north around the city. Iowa Highway 136 runs from north to south through Cascade.

What is utilities law?

Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area. Utilities have a duty to provide safe and adequate service on reasonable terms to anyone who lives within the service area on without discriminating between customers. Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives may be unregulated though.