Florence Gas & Water Department
The City of Florence Natural Gas
Department began operations in
May of 1950. At this time, all of
the natural gas was transported
across O'Neal Bridge from a tap in
Sheffield to serve the 2,400
customers. In 1983 the Gas
Department acquired its first tap
off of a major pipeline in
Lauderdale County and built a
pipeline from Oakland into Florence.
By 1998 we had our 5th tap and gate
station providing our system with
one of the best integrated gas
supplies in the United States.
Today, with its high-pressure
distribution system, the City of
Florence Natural Gas Department also
resells natural gas to 15,375
The City of Florence Water/Wastewater
Department serves approximately
24,000 drinking residential and commercial
water customers in Florence and portions of Lauderdale County.
In addition, the department supplies water to four purchase water systems that serve the remaining majority of Lauderdale County.
Wastewater (sewer) service is also available to approximately 15,000 residential and commercial customers in the majority of Florence and some adjoining areas outside of the city's corporate limits.