Gainesville Regional Utilities is more than energy. It is a community owned, multi service utility that provides electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services. It provides one or more of these services to approximately 87,000 homes and businesses, including as a wholesale power utility to the city of Alachua. Through a designated formula, Gainesville Regional Utilities provides funding to the city of Gainesville, which helps support city services such as police, fire protection, parks and recreation. The company also operates its utility systems in an environmentally responsible manner, adhering to environmental laws, regulations and standards as well as promoting the wise use of energy and water. Established in 1912, Gainesville Regional Utilities has headquarters in Gainesville, Fla.