Utilities

Contact us at Solano EDC for help coordinating a rate analysis for water, sewer, gas and electric based on your company’s usage. We will work with you and the utilities to optimize your rates.

Electric Power and Natural Gas

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Call: (800) 448-4743 or Learn more here

Electricity

  • PG&E has economic development staff to answer questions on location incentives, labor costs and supply, transportation and communications infrastructure, real estate costs and availability, fees and taxes. 
  • They can provide you with a custom rate analysis and help you evaluate utility costs and buying options.
  • When you have a specific site identified, PG&E can provide detailed cost and reliability analysis.
  • An Economic Development Rate Incentive is available.

Natural Gas

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company provides both bundled and unbundled natural gas service.

Fact Sheets

The links below provide descriptions of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's rates and services for site selectors and companies considering a location in California.

*Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, July 2016

Telecom

Telecom Providers (sampling)
Name / PhoneServices
AT&TInternet, Phone, TV, Cellular. Serving Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo
Comcast/XfinityInternet, Phone, TV. Home Security. Serving Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, and Vallejo
Cricket WirelessCellular phone service & equipment
Direct TV

Internet, Phone, TV. Serving Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, and Vallejo

Dish NetworkInternet, Phone, TV. Serving Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, and Vallejo
Frontier CommunicationsInternet, TV. Serving Dixon and Rio Vista
Hughes NetInternet. Serving Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, and Vacaville
Metro PCSCellular phone service & equipment. Serving Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, and Vallejo
SprintHome and Cellular phone service & equipment. Serving Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo
T-MobileCellular phone service & equipment. Serving Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo
Verizon WirelessInternet, Phone, TV, Cellular. Serving Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo
SpeedTestTest download / upload speeds
Source: Solano EDC; Google search - AT&T; Comcast/Xfinity; Cricket Wireless; Dish Network; Frontier Communications; Hughes Net; Metro PCS; SprintT-Mobile; Verizon Wireless; SpeedTest, August 2016

Water

Water Providers
Name / PhoneCity Service AreaSupply SourceCapacityPeak Demand
City of Benicia Water Operations Division

(707) 746-4394
BeniciaNorth Bay Aqueduct - 5 treated water reservoirs and Lake Herman12 MGD8 MGD
California Water Service

(707) 678-5928
Dixon - downtown core area water system9 wells, 2 storage tanks (shared with City of Dixon)n/an/a
City of Dixon Engineering Department

(707) 678-7030
Dixon - balance of the City limits9 wells, 2 storage tanks (shared with Cal Water)1,151 GPD361 GPD
City of Fairfield Public Works Department

(707) 428-7485
FairfieldLake Berryessa (Putah South Canal) and Barker Slough (North Bay Aqueduct)57.6 MGD32 MGD
City of Rio Vista Public Works Department

(707) 374-6451 X 1116
Rio Vista7 wells10 MGD3.5 MGD
Suisun-Solano Water Irrigation District

(707) 455-4013
Suisun
City of Vacaville Public Works Department

(707) 469-6400
Vacaville11 wells 2 surface treatment plants45.3 MGD Total23 MGD
City of Vallejo Water Department

(707) 648-4345
Vallejo
Source: City of Benicia Water Operations DivisionCalifornia Water Service; City of Dixon Engineering Department; City of Fairfield Public Works DepartmentCity of Rio Vista Public Works Department; Suisun-Solano Water Irrigation District; City of Vacaville Public Works DepartmentCity of Vallejo Water Department, August 2016

Waste Water

Waste Water Treatment
Name / PhoneCity Service AreaType of ProcessCapacityPeak Demand
Benicia Water Treatment Plant

(707) 746-4394
City of Benicia4.5 MGD24 MGD 
Dixon Wastewater Treatment Plant

(707) 678-7030
City of DixonFacultative pond system including headworks, pumps, grinders, screening1.3 MGD1.8 MGD
Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant

(707) 469-6400
City of VacavilleHeadworks; primary clarifiers; aeration; secondary clarifiers; disinfection; dechlorination; solids thickening; digesters; dewatering; odor control15 MGD55.2 MGD
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District

(707) 429-8930
City of Fairfield-City of Suisun CityHeadworks; primary clarifiers; oxidation towers; intermediate treatment; secondary treatment: aeration basins; secondary clarifiers; nitrogen control; ultraviolet disinfection; solids handling: gravity belt thickeners; anaerobic digestion; dewatering; dry beds15 MGD30 MDG
Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District

(707) 644-8949
City of Vallejo 
Source: Benicia Water Treatment PlantDixon Wastewater Treatment Plant; Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant; Fairfield Suisun Sewer District; Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District, August 2016

Solid Waste

Solid Waste Providers
Nearest LandfillPotrero Hills Landfill, 3675 Potrero Hills Lane, Suisun City (707) 432-4627
Recology Hay Road, 6426 Hay Road, Vacaville (707) 678-4718
Landfill CapacityPotrero Hills: 83,100,000 cubic yards 13,782,000 cubic yards remaining capacity as of January 1, 2006
Recology Hay Road: 37,000,000 cubic yards 30,433,000 cubic yards remaining as of June 28, 2010
Nearest Hazardous Waste FacilityRecology Hay Road
Special ServicesMunicipal solid waste, waste water treatment sludge, construction & demolition debris, green waste & food waste, contaminated soils, friable & non-friable asbestos
Source: CalRecycle Solid Waste Information System, Landfill Capacity, Recology Hay Road, August 2016