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Utilities Law Lawyers In Vale South Dakota

Vale is an unincorporated community in Butte County, South Dakota, United States. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Vale has been assigned the ZIP code of 57788. Local businesses include the Last Call Bar, Leber Ag, and the BS Stop and Shop Cafe.

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.