Hilmar (formerly, Hillmar) is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located 4.25 miles (6.8 km) west-southwest of Delhi, at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m). For census purposes, Hilmar is aggregated with nearby communities into the census-designated place Hilmar-Irwin, California. Hilmar began as a colony of Swedish immigrants in 1917. The first post office opened in 1920. Hilmar was the southernmost station of the Tidewater Southern Railway. The line terminating in the town was considered the mainline of the railroad and was projected to continue south toward Fresno or Bakersfield until the mid 1930s. The line into Hilmar was abandoned in the late 1950s.

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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.