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Public utilities eLeCtriCity Electricity in Jefferson County comes from two companies: Progress Energy Corporation and TriCounty Electric Cooperative, Inc. Progress Energy Corporation serves customers within the City of Monticello and parts of the county. The number to call is 1-800700-8744. Call the same number for emergencies. Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc., located at 700 S. Jefferson Street, serves rural customers. The hours for Tri-County are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. Customers are shareholders in the com-
pany. The number to call in Jefferson County is (850) 997-3533. This is also the emergency service number.
teLePhone To get phone service, you need to dial 811. If you don’t get a response, try (800) 326-2384. An operator will assist you. Local phone service can be obtained from a variety of local service providers. Check the front of any local phone book for listings of these local services. The most commonly used provider in Jefferson County is CenturyLink; it can be reached at 1-888-723-
8010 for new service.
CabLe teLeviSion Comcast Cable Company, at 3760 Hartsfield Rd. in Tallahassee, provides cable service in Jefferson County; it can be reached at (850) 574-4000.
Liquified PetroLeum Propane gas companies that serve Monticello are Plantation Propane, (850) 997-4323, with a local office; Southeast Propane, (850) 997-5191, which serves Monticello from its MadiWilliams son office; Propane, (850) 656-1700, which serves Monticello
from its Tallahassee office; Amerigas, (229)228-5252, which serves Monticello from its Thomasville, GA, office; and Owens Propane, (229) 263-5004, which serves Monticello from Quitman, GA, office.
Water and SeWer Monticello residents can call the city’s water department at (850) 342-0153 or the city’s sewer plant at (850) 342-0159. The Jefferson Communities Water System serves residents in the Lloyd, Wacissa, Waukeenah, Lamont and Aucilla area of the county. For more information, call (850) 228-4633.
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