Utilities
The following companies provide utility services for this rental home:
 
Electricity
GA Power, 24 hrs, 7 days
To sign up online click HERE
1(888) 660-5890
 
Gas
SCANA Energy (required)
To sign up online click HERE
1(877) 467-2262
 
Cable TV
COMCAST
To sign up online click HERE
1(800) 934-6489
 
Water, metered
Dekalb County Water and Sewer System
1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur, GA 30031
Customer service (404) 378-4475 (They do not always answer their phone)

To establish water for a tenant, the tenant must come to the office with their lease agreement, and picture I.D. A $20 non-refundable application fee is charged but no deposits are required. The billing office is located at the intersection of Ponce De Leon and Commerce, in downtown Decatur. You can park in the parking deck across the street.  

You may also be able to sign up for Water Service by Fax (404) 687-3504  (Click HERE to retrieve the Application Form).   
(404) 378-4475
 
Cost of Utility Services
Costs vary as energy prices fluctuate.  Hot water consumption per occupant is also a factor. Fewer and shorter showers result in a lower monthly bill. 
The house is well-insulated, with fiberglass bats in both the ceiling and the floor.

Tenants in 2009 reported the following utility expenses: 2009 bills (click link to view spreadsheet)
Tenants in 2008 reported the following utility expenses: 2008 bills (click link to view spreadsheet)
Tenants in 2003 reported the following utility expenses: 2003 bills (click link to view spreadsheet)

To help control utility costs, an Energy-Star programmable thermostat was installed in 2004.  The device's brochure promises savings of up to 30%.