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Utilities Law Lawyers In South Bend Washington

South Bend is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. It is the county seat of Pacific County. The population was 1,807 as of the 2000 census. It is widely known for its oysters and scenery.

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.