Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memphis residential utility bills rank the lowest in cost for the fifth straight year

(May 18, 2017) – Since 2013, Memphis has earned the top spot for having the lowest combined typical winter residential bill among selected cities across the country.

Last year, a typical winter residential bill was $243.79. This year, the bill increased slightly to $253.09, a difference of $9.30. MLGW’s financial management remains a driving force in keeping utility bills as low as possible.

The largest three-service municipal utility in the nation, MLGW delivers electricity, natural gas and water throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Each year we strive to not only deliver the best possible price, but also the highest quality service. One way we measure our performance is to examine how Memphis’ typical winter bills compare to other cities in the U.S.

We survey more than 50 cities, including many that are geographically close to Memphis, as well as utilities that are similar in size. All costs covered in this survey are based on published rates effective Jan.1, 2017.

MLGW started collecting data on rates in the early 1990s. Memphis continues to outperform many cities in terms of what customers pay for electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services.

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