Athens Utilities


Athens Utilities is department of the City of Athens Alabama providing electricity, gas and water service covering 607 square miles that make-up Athens and Limestone County. Since 1906 Athens Utilities has provide power to our customers, expanding services as we have grown from a small rural town to an energetic and progressive community while maintaining that small-town charm.

Athens Utilities maintains 15 substation and five of which are delivery points for TVA. The system consists of over 2,000 miles of power lines 50,000 utility poles and is maintained by 67 linemen and support staff and covers 607 square miles. We are constantly researching and planning ways to improve system quality and reliability.

Since 1906, we have grown from serving a few customers around the downtown area to providing electric service for 42,000 customers, natural gas for 8,000 and water services for 10,500.


Athens Utilities is committed to providing reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services, with a level of excellence which will meet or exceed our customers’ needs and expectations. We will continue to invest in facilities, systems, technology and highly trained personnel in order to maintain this level of excellence our community deserves.


Athens Utilities will be recognized for excellence in the services provided to our customers and community. To achieve and maintain this level of performance we will:

Create an environment of employee involvement and empowerment which inspires creativity, sense of responsibility, assurance of individual authority and acceptance of personal accountability; further

Through teamwork provide the environment in which employees, with enhanced skills development, work together to improve systems and processes continuously, resulting in…

Products and services which meet or exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.

Achievement of this vision will establish our preparedness for a competitive, customer centric environment and support for world class performance.