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Utilities
Lexington Utilities has been providing reliable utility services in Davidson County since 1904. Along with utility rates that are very competitive, our main advantages come from being locally owned and operated; thus, making us easily accessible to respond to customer needs plus offering all major utilities - electric, natural gaswater and wastewater - by one provider. We currently provide utilities to over 42,500 customer locations throughout Davidson County.

Electric
Lexington is one of nearly 100 Public Power cities, all members of ElectriCities of North Carolina. Lexington owns a share of Catawba Nuclear Power Plant and operates an electric distribution system that spans 616 miles throughout Lexington and Davidson County and serves over 18,000 customers. Economic Development rates can be made available to qualifying new businesses and industries, which means that Lexington is capable of providing outstanding, low cost service to your company, with rates that match our competitors.

ElectriCities of North Carolina
ElectriCities is a non-profit government service organization representing cities, towns and universities that own electric distribution systems. Today, ElectriCities represents 92 members in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

This association helps Lexington provide large utility company service, while its customers enjoy the local personal service of a small town utility. ElectriCities provides customer service and safety training, emergency and technical assistance, communications, government affairs and legal services. Through consolidation of these services, Lexington saves their customers the expense of administering these functions locally.

Electric Service Needs
Lexington Utilities, along with ElectriCities, will assist your company or business by providing competitive rate options and programs that provide low and competitive cost for electric service. Our team of experienced energy service personnel will evaluate your operations and electric service needs and provide you with an estimate of your electric service costs. The free assistance includes the following:
  • Electric service cost estimates based on estimated kilowatts and kilowatt hours
  • Electric service facilities including transformers sized to serve estimated peak kilowatt load
  • Energy efficiency studies and recommendations
  • Lighting evaluations with energy efficiency recommendations
  • Peak load management recommendations
  • Power quality evaluations and recommendations
  • Power audits to determine load management options and feasibility
  • Electrotechnology information and benefits
  • Evaluation of HVAC specifications for optimum sizing and operation of mechanical equipment
Water
Lexington Utilities provides a steady, clean, and abundant supply of water for its citizens and customers. The main reservoir is Lake Thom-a-Lex, which is just north of the city and has a full capacity of 1.6 billion gallons. Lexington also has a backup water supply of 150 million gallons at Old City Lake. The 7.2 million gallons per day water treatment facility provides water for over 8,200 customers through 192 miles of distribution lines. Not only is there plenty of clean water; but it tastes good, too. Lexington has won several state-wide awards for drinking water taste tests and rates remain competitively low.

Wastewater
Lexington Utilities currently operates a 6.5 million gallons per day wastewater treatment facility. This facility is the "end of the line" for over 7,900 customers and 212 miles of collection lines. One of the "green" features of the plant is its compost facility. Citizens find this product an effective and inexpensive way to landscape, while helping the City eliminate one of the treatment facility's by-products.

Natural Gas
As a strong, reliable substitute for fuel oil, propane and electricity, natural gas has proven to be one of our most "in demand" utilities. Clean, efficient, and affordable, it is often cited as the industry choice over propane and fuel oil. Lexington Utilities currently provides natural gas to 8,900 customers through 657 miles of pipe. Reserve capacity is enough to serve 10,000 customers and our expansion plans are aimed at utilizing that capacity. Very competitive rates are available  and our Marketing Department will be glad to review options with you.

Interested in learning more about Lexington Utilities? Feel free to contact us.
Last updated: 7/29/2012 3:59:43 PM