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Gas, Electricity, Water in San Francisco


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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission provides water, wastewater, and municipal power services to San Francisco. Under contractual agreement with 28 wholesale water agencies, the SFPUC also supplies water to 1.6 million additional customers within three Bay Area counties. The SFPUC system provides four distinct services: Regional Water, Local Water, Wastewater (collection, treatment and disposal), and Power.

Connect Utilities is a service that assists customers by consolidating the utility, home service and subscription scheduling process into a single website that allows you to shop, request, and schedule your electricity, gas, phone, cable, satellite, Internet, newspaper subscriptions and more. It takes just minutes to submit a service request on-line. For additional questions, call (866)298-1514.

Gas

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is the supplier of natural gas in the San Francisco area. Payment is usually required ever 3 months, but a typical monthly cost is between $50-70.

Water

Water charges are generally included in the rent, but ask the landlord to be sure. If you pay for water, it usually runs around $45-60.00 a month.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is the third largest municipal utility in California, serves 2.4 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Bay Area. Approximately one-third of delivered water goes to retail customers in San Francisco, while wholesale deliveries to 28 suburban agencies in Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties comprise the other two-thirds of our deliveries.

For information on saving water sfwater.org.

Electric

San Francisco-based PG&E raised its electricity rates 6% on Oct. 1 to cover the higher cost of buying energy for natural gas-fired power plants as well as the cost of purchasing more expensive power when hydroelectricity production fell short of expectations. The average monthly residential electric bill rose to $73.40 from $72.12. This is an average price per month, with summer costs being slightly higher for air conditioning and winter costs slightly higher for heating.

Energy Guide can help San Francisco residents find low-cost energy suppliers as well as tips to saving energy and money!

Note that electricity is 110 volts in the US, (220 for certain devices) and requires American type 2-prong plug-ins.

Update 2/01/2009


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