The Utilities sector comprises establishments engaged in the
provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural
gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. Within this
sector, the specific activities associated with the utility services
provided vary by utility: electric power includes generation,
transmission, and distribution; natural gas includes distribution;
steam supply includes provision and/or distribution; water supply
includes treatment and distribution; and sewage removal includes
collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and
sewage treatment facilities.
Excluded from this sector are establishments primarily engaged in
waste management services classified in Subsector 562, Waste
Management and Remediation Services, which also collect, treat,
and dispose of waste materials; however, they do not use sewer
systems or sewage treatment facilities.