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Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems (BEGWS) is a municipal utility owned by the Village of Bath since 1936. BEGWS provides electric, gas, water and sewer services to residents in the Village of Bath and to a portion of residents in the Town of Bath.

BEGWS working on the road.

BEGWS strives to provide safe and reliable utility services at attractive rates. Its dedicated work force provides round-the-clock utility services and support and is committed to serving the Bath community.

Image-BucketThe Village of Bath Municipal Utility Commission, which consists of five members appointed by the Village of Bath Board of Trustees, is responsible for the overall management of BEGWS. The Director of Municipal Utilities and Assistant Director of Municipal Utilities are responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations.

Field employees participating in confined space training.

Employees in five departments comprise BEGWS: Electric Line Department, Utilities Service Department, Underground Lines and Mains Department, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Commercial/Customer Service Office.

The BEGWS Commercial Office, which is located at 7 South Avenue, Bath, NY 14810, is where customers sign up for new service, pay their utility bills and/or inquire about the services and programs offered.

  • Our History

    In 1859, the Gass [sic] Company was granted the right to start laying pipes forWelcome to Bath Sign commercial, domestic and street lighting, which was delayed due to the Civil War.

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  • Utility Commission

    The Village of Bath Municipal Utility Commission (Commission), which consists of five member.

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  • Our Utilities

    BEGWS is one of 47 municipally-owned electric utilities in New York State. BEGWS is responsible for approximately 44 circuit miles, covering BEGWS Working on Linesapproximately five square miles, and serving more than 4,500 customers.

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