Dyer County residents receive quality, cost-effective utility services from a variety of providers. Nearly all of the industrial community is served by municipal systems operated by Dyersburg and Newbern. Both communities are eager to work with industry on meeting their utility needs.
Four electric utilities provide electric power to Dyer County residents. All buy their electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority, nationally known as a low-cost provider of electricity.
Dyersburg Electric System - the largest Dyer County supplier with 12,200 customers - serves the City of Dyersburg, the county's three industrial parks and neighboring residents. Dyersburg receives its electricity at three 161,000-volt delivery points. With 400 megawatts of capacity, the system has plenty of room for growth. Dyersburg's looped transmission system and SCADA monitoring 24 hours a day help it maintain reliable electric service. The Dyersburg Electric System also works with commercial customers to meet their indoor and outdoor lighting needs.
The community of Trimble is served by Gibson Electric Membership Corporation. Gibson EMC is a nonprofit, member-owned and democratically controlled electric cooperative that serves about 35,000 members across 2,800 miles of electric line in Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison and Obion counties.
Newbern Light, Gas and Water serves the residents of Newbern.
Forked Deer Electric Cooperative serves about 10,000 members across more than 1,300 miles of electric lines in the county's rural, mainly residential areas. Forked Deer is also a non profit, member owned and democratically controlled electric cooperative.
Electric power is supplied by TVA and distributed through Dyersburg Electric System, Newbern Electric System, Forked Deer Electric and Gibson Electric Membership Corporation. Contact the following for information on utility service hook-up.
Dyersburg Gas, Water & Sewer 731-286-7604
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation 731-855-4660
Northwest Dyersburg Utility District 731-285-14114
East Dyersburg Utility District 731-285-1392
The City of Dyersburg and the City of Newbern both supply quality, high-pressure natural gas to their communities and neighboring rural areas. Both continually expand to new subdivisions. Dyersburg's system supplies the two industrial parks. Its natural gas has a pressure of 200+ psi and a BTU content of 1,025 per cubic foot.
Dyer County's quality water supply comes from an underground aquifer that stretches across much of West Tennessee. The water needs little treatment before it is used by residents.Seven utility districts provide water to Dyer County residents.Both the City of Dyersburg and City of Newbern provide water and wastewater to their residents and nearby communities. The City of Dyersburg Water System, which supplies the industrial parks, gets its water from deep wells. The current water treatment plant, built in 1991, has the capacity to treat up 7 million gallons of water a day. A second treatment plant, now online, has expanded that capacity to 10 million gallons of water a day.The Dyersburg wastewater system uses gravity flow mains and a series of pumps to get the wastewater to the treatment plant, which has a capacity to treat 9.5 million gallons of wastewater a day. It handles pretreated and domestic wastewater. Like Dyersburg, Newbern Light, Gas and Water gets its water supply from deep wells. After treatment, it distributes 2 million gallons water a day. Newbern has two wastewater treatment plants. One is a dedicated facility for Jimmy Dean Foods; the second plant - a trickling filter plant - serves the community.
Disposal of non-hazardous waste is in a federal- and state-approved and certified sanitary landfill located within two miles of the Dyersburg city limits. The landfill's capacity is 100 years at the present rate of use.
BellSouth, Dyer County's local service provider, offers a variety of services, including toll-free countywide calling. It stands ready to work with industrial customers to meet their individualized needs.
Dyersburg: City refuse is collected daily in the business district and twice weekly in the residential areas by the Municipal Sanitation Department. Dyer County: County garbage pickup is by private operator
Disposal is by a sanitary landfill outside the city limits.