Without any compromises in quality, service or availability, businesses and residents in Jefferson County benefit significantly from utility costs that are well below the national average. Below is a list of the utility providers that provide services in Jefferson County. If you would like specific information on any of the utility providers within Jefferson County, please contact our economic development staff.



Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) is the primary provider of electrical services for Jefferson County. AEC is a non-profit cooperative – organized, owned and controlled by the 45,000 members it serves in areas of Jefferson, Grainger, Hamblen and Sevier counties. AEC  purchases all of its power at wholesale rates from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). TVA is the largest public power producer in the nation, serving more than 8.3 million people, and is among the most reliable. TVA has never dropped firm load to any industrial customer in its history and has a reliability rate of 99.999%, the highest in the nation.


Appalachian Electric Cooperative
Address: P.O. Box 400,  New Market, TN 37820
Phone:  865-475-2032
Website:  http://www.appalachianelectric.coop/
Service area: majority of Jefferson County and parts of Sevier, Hamblen and Grainger Counties


Natural Gas

The Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District (JCCUD) is the sole distributor of natural gas services to residents and businesses throughout Jefferson and Cocke Counties in eastern Tennessee. JCCUD purchases its natural gas from wholesale provider East Tennessee Natural Gas, a division of Spectra Energy Partners, LP. East Tennessee Natural Gas, which has over 1,500 miles of pipeline throughout Tennessee and southern Virginia, has a capacity of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day. 


Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District
Address:  Jefferson City Office
                243 East Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone:    865-475-7911
Website:  http://www.jccud.com   
Service Area:  Jefferson and Cocke Counties


Water & Wastewater

There are eight utility districts that supply water to industrial, commercial, and residential customers throughout the majority of Jefferson County. Many of these utilities provide wastewater services to their customers as well. Below is a list of the water utility providers throughout Jefferson County. To learn more about what services are provided at a specific location and the available capacities of each of the providers, please contact our economic development staff.


Alpha-Talbott Utility District
Address:  P.O. Box 100, 4871 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Talbott, TN 37877
Phone:  423-586-2925
Service Area:  Alpha/Talbott Area - along U.S. 11E west of Jefferson City.

Baneberry Utility District (Witt Utilities, Morristown, TN)
Address:  4255 S Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813
Phone:  865-674-7703
Service Area:  Baneberry area 

Dandridge Water Department
Address:  P.O. Box 68, Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone:  865-397-3696
Service Area:  Town of Dandridge and immediate surrounding area (Includes I-40 Exit 417 and areas near Highway 92).


Knoxville Utilities Board
Address:  P.O. Box 59017, Knoxville, TN 37950-9017
Phone:  865-524–2911
Website:  http://www.kub.org
Service Area:  Strawberry Plains and far western Jefferson County near U.S. 11E and U.S. 25/70

Jefferson City Water Department
Address:  112 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone:  865-475-6617
Service Area:  City of Jefferson City and immediate surrounding area


New Market Utility District
Address:  900 W. Hwy. 11-E, New Market, TN 37820
Phone:  865-475-2467
Service Area:  New Market and immediate area 

Shady Grove Utility District
Address:  P.O. Box 830, Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone:  865-397-3790
Website:  http://www.sgud.org/


White Pine Water Department
Address:  1824 Maple Street, White Pine, TN 37890
Phone:  865-674-2556
Service Area:  Townof White Pine  and immediate area (includes I-81, Exits 4 & 8).