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Utilities Law Lawyers In Tipton Oklahoma

Tipton is a town in Tillman County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 916 at the 2000 census. Tipton also is home to the Tipton's children's Home which was founded in 1928, when Sol Tipton donated a plot of land to the founders. The original Home was in Canadian Texas. Tipton lies on the northern portion of the Tillman Terrace Aquifer, an alluvial aquifer in western Tillman County, associated with the southern extent of the North Fork of the Red River. The farmland surrounding Tipton is noted for high quality soils. "Tipton loam" is considered to be among the most ideal soils in the United States. Much of the farmland is devoted to irrigated cotton. Other crops include Alfalfa, silage corn, and wheat. Truck crops were grown in this area until the 1950s and have made a recent comeback.

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.