Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers pay the third lowest combined bill for electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater, according to a survey of 60 utilities in cities across the nation. MLGW had the lowest water rates of any utility in the survey. The survey is based on average usage and on rates effective January 1, 2012.
The typical winter monthly residential utility bill for MLGW customers was $274.68, closely trailing Omaha, NE ($268.53) and Springfield, MO ($270.10) in this years survey. The annual survey is conducted by MLGW and is based on 1000 kilowatts of electricity, 200 hundred cubic feet (CCF) of natural gas, 10 CCF or water and 10 CCF of wastewater.
The full survey can be found at www.mlgw.com/ratesurvey.
MLGW customers pay less on average than customers in Nashville, Knoxville, St. Louis, Jackson, and Olive Branch, MS.
"We are always striving to provide value for customers and we will continue to improve," said MLGW President and CEO Jerry R. Collins Jr.
Even with MLGW's comparatively low rates, customers can take measures to lower their bills even further. Combining a few steps such as adding insulation, caulking windows and installing a programmable thermostat can add up to big savings. To find out more on how you can save on your bill, go to www.mlgw.com.