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Memphis residential utility bills rank the lowest in cost for the sixth straight year
June 8, 2018

Since 2013, Memphis has earned the top spot for having the lowest combined typical winter residential bill among selected cities across the country.

The largest three-service municipal utility system 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 and Europe.

We surveyed 41 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 January 2018.

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. Last year, a typical winter residential bill was $253.09. This year, the bill decreased to $244.10, a difference of $8.99. MLGW’s financial management remains a driving force in keeping utility bills as low as possible.