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Utility Rates

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    Just got our first utility bill, and it got me wondering. What do you folks pay for electric and water rates?

    For us:
    Electric= $.0533 per kWhr
    Water= $1.70 per 100 cubic feet
    Sewer= $1.55 per 100 cubic feet
     
  2. MTChevy

    MTChevy 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    i do not look forward to this when i move out
     
  3. Jagged

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    So... water that doesn't go back to the city costs less than water returned to the city? And even still, water that doesn't return on the sewer line is still in the watershed. Hrmmm
     
  4. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hard for me to comment really as we're different from you in the way it's all set out. I don't have a water meter so we pay around £600-700 a year for water and sewage,My electric bill is around £120 a quarter (as in 3 months) and the gas is around the same. Don't quote me on these as my wife does the paperwork!
    We also have to pay a 'council tax' which is for refuse collection etc etc. That's around £1600 a year I think.
    When I start to think of all the taxes I pay on top of income tax it gets me pretty pissed. Car tax (a yearly 'ownership ' tax) is £170 per vehicle. We have 5 cars. Bikes are £65 a year, we have 6 bikes.
    I also pay £3800 a year for insurance...that hurts!!

    Oh yeah, and then there's £4.50 a gallon for petrol!


    And when you die they take 40% of anything in your 'estate' over £225, 000.
    Yep, they even tax you when you're dead!

    Rant over...as you were men. (and girls)
     
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  5. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    There's about 1.7 dollars to the pound so you can do your own maths!
     
  6. wraenking

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    my gas alone was 450-500 buckis in the winter, now on a budget with the gas comapny for 252 a month
     
  7. fabjunkie

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    Electric= Some stupid chit like $2.xx for the first 900 kWhr and then $.1433 per kWhr after that.
    Water= not sure the actual charge but it's usually around $33 a month.
    Sewer= I have no idea
     
  8. Emmettology 101

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    My last bills:

    Gas:

    GCR @ $ 1.214688/CCF
    Base Rate .248438/CCF
    Total charge - $54.32
    On the budget I paid $115


    Water:
    prev reading: 315A
    current read: 321A
    Used 4488 gallons in 64days
    Total Charge - $32.51


    Sewer:

    Consumption - 5
    from 1/26/06 tp 3/23/06
    Total Charge - $27.72


    Elec:
    Kilowatt Hours used - 550
    for 30days
    Total Charge - $66.97
     
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  9. 84k5

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    Our last gas/elec bill was $47. I never really cared enough to look at the specifics. Our water/sewer is included in the rent.
     
  10. wasted wages

    wasted wages 3/4 ton status

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    My last electric bill was $556.40,,,Now it's July I just can't wait for this month's bill....It will surpass 600.00 I'm sure. Sad part is half of it is for fuel surcharges..."Reliant Energy" stands for-- bend over folks here it comes!!!

    My average energy costs for my home for 1 month in the summer including electricity,,natural gas,,gas and diesel for the wife's and my vehicles is about 1000.00 per month...


    It's just money......



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  11. TSGB

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    Here they assume if you're drawing the water from the city, it's ending up down the drain. We were charged for 300 cubic feet of water, and 300 cubic feet of sewer.
     
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    I deposit My check on payday and thats all I know of the money situation in My world..........................
     
  13. camiswelding

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    We have PG &E here in Kalifornia.. dont even bother asking what it costs... they make you kiss their ass just to GET power.... I think they are the most expensive in the US
    In my case I had to buy a transformer.. and pay for the wire seperators on all the poles on my property because PGE got sued for not spacing the wires far enough apart (by the sierra club) so that big birds dont land on them and fry themselves
    Then they declared bankruptcy for several years while they kept my 10k deposit for new service.... I received a couple of percent interest on my money when I finally got it back...
    Power goes out fairly frequently... not like Mexico or a third world country.... but not what you would expect from a utility here in the US
    This is the same utility that poisoned hundreds of people.. a whole town... in So cal.. tried to cover it up and got caught bigtime....
    PGE employees make more than most professionals do.. and have such lucrative retirements that 2nd and 3rd homes are commonplace for them... all the while working schedules that are cush... overtime when they arent

    Oh yea... and we want to do solar.. but PGE has a deal that they made that they will only buy that amount which equals your bill... and excess to them is free
    They are CROOKS of the biggest proportion

    Yep.. talk to me about energy
     
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  14. 79k20350

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    exactly. sewer is based of the amount of water that you use. Now if you were to call up the town and tell them you were say filling up your pool you tell them how many gallons and they'll subtract that from the bill.
     
  15. TSGB

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    Not here. They figure at some point you're going to drain that pool.
     

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