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Utilities Law Lawyers In Dorothy New Jersey

Dorothy is an unincorporated area within Weymouth Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08317. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08317 was 1,180.

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.