Electricity is relatively cheap due to the abundance of hydro-electric power sources as well as reasonably large coal reserves. Most of the electricity is supplied from major hydro-power stations located in the Kafue Gorge, Lake Kariba north bank and the Victoria Falls as well as from the mini-hydro power stations in Lusiwashi, Musonda Falls, Chishimba Falls and Luzua. The domestic electricity supply is 240 volt, 50 hertz alternating current, with 415 volt single and three phase supply available for industrial use.

Water is provided principally by the civic authorities in all cities and towns. Many residential properties are served by borehole systems.