Guadalupe is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Its estimated population as of 2007 was 6,659. It was incorporated as a city on May 19, 1946. Guadalupe is economically and socially tied to the city of Santa Maria, which is about ten miles to the east.

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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.