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Utilities Law Lawyers In Hosmer South Dakota

Hosmer is a city in Edmunds County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 287 at the 2000 census. Hosmer was founded by Russian citizens of German descent. They settled shortly after the townsite of Hosmer was platted by a surveyor for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. The official date of platting was April 29, 1887. Hosmer is well known for its Germans from Russia peoples. Hosmer has traditionally been a farming community. The name for the town of Hosmer came from a railroad agent's wife's maiden name, Stella A. Hosmer.

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.