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Utilities Law Lawyers In Fishing Creek Maryland

Fishing Creek is an unincorporated community just north of Hoopersville, Maryland, in Dorchester County, Maryland, on Hoopers Island off the eastern peninsula that reaches into the Chesapeake Bay. It is in area code 410, and ZIP Code 21634.

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.