WATER & GARBAGE
In Dallas and Fort Worth, water, sewage,
and trash collection are all city services. In
surrounding towns, utility billing is usually
handled at the city offices, even if a service
originates from Fort Worth or Dallas.
Most cities require a $50 deposit to initiate
water service at your new location. If you are
moving within the county, you will only need to
pay a $10 relocation fee. All municipal services,
including water, sewage, and recycling, are
billed on one monthly statement. When you
call to set up service, have your new address and
phone number available, as well as your driver
license and Social Security numbers.
If you have a good record with your previous
phone company, you will qualify for phone
service with any reputable DFW phone
provider. AT&T is the most widely used
provider. Call to set up phone service from
your previous address. Be sure to have your
new address and previous phone company
information on hand. You may pay a deposit to
initiate service, depending on your record with
the previous company. This deposit should be
billed on your first monthly statement.
For cable television, most of the DFW
area is covered by Time Warner Cable
Services. If you prefer satellite providers,
DISH Network and DIRECTV are both
available in most areas. The good news is
that several companies that offer cable also
offer high-speed Internet connections so you
can consolidate your billing. In fact, AT&T,
Sprint/EMBARQ, Time Warner, and
Verizon all offer phone, Internet, and cable
bundles for your convenience. Call after you
move to schedule a technician visit to your
home to set up your cable or satellite.
Electric service in DFW underwent an enormous shift in January of 2002 when electricity
was deregulated. For most of the area, this
means that residents have a choice when it
comes to who provides their electricity. The
Public Utiltiy Commission (PUC) has a
website at www.powertochoose.org to help
Why choose natural gas?
There are lots of good reasons
why smart homeowners prefer natural gas.
Find them all at atmosenergy.com/WhyChooseGas.