Electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal are all utility services provided by the New York utility industry.
Within this area, utility services provided entail various activities depending on the utility: electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas distribution; steam supply provision and/or distribution; water supply treatment and distribution; sewage removal collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities are all examples of wastewater management.
The New York utilities industry is one of, if not the most, stable industry for employment in New York state. Further, the industry pays higher on average than almost every other industry in New York. That, coupled with the impact utility workers have on their communities, is why it is one of the best industries to work in. That is also one of the primary reasons that for generations the utilities sector was difficult to break into, or even know that employment opportunities were available. All that has now changed.
In New York, the utility sector employs over 100,000 people and provides service to over 19 million customers. Click below for utility jobs in New York:
The New York electric utility industry is the largest of the utility services, with over 68,000 employees in New York. Click below for electric utility jobs in New York:
Some of the largest utility electric utility companies in NY are:
Natural gas distribution is the second-largest utility service in New York, employing over 25,000 people. This sector includes the transportation and sale of natural gas to customers via an extensive network of pipelines. Click below for gas utility jobs in New York:
Water supply treatment and distribution is the fourth-largest utility service in New York, employing just over 6,000 people. This sector involves collecting water from surface water sources or groundwater wells and treating it to remove impurities before distributing it to customers through a system of pipes. Click below for water utility jobs in New York:
The final utility service is sewage removal, which employs over 4,000 people in New York. This sector collects sewage from homes and businesses through a system of sewers and transports it to treatment facilities where it is treated before being discharged into the environment.
Due to large investments to update the electric grid, utilize renewable energy resources, ensure water pollution and water availability is secure for the future, and rapid technological advancements have placed utilities in a position where obtaining talented professionals is vital to the future of not only the utility industry, but the future of the country.