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NAICS Code 22 Utilities

The NAICS Code 22 is described as
The Sector as a Whole
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. These establishments also collect, treat, and dispose of waste materials; however, they do not use sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities.


It belongs to the code group
NAICS code

To this Code "22" belongs the sub codes
  • NAICS Code 221: Utilities

The equivalent ISIC Code (Rev. 3.1) is
E: Electricity, gas and water supply
  Production et distribution d'électricité, de gaz et d'eau

The nearest NACE Code (Rev. 1.1) is
E: Energie- und Wasserversorgung
E: Electricity, gas and water supply

The equivalent CPC Code (Rev. 1.1) is
xxxx: No Code defined

Translation of the Code description
22: Utilities

Alternative Spellings (synonyms): utility, utilities
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