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Old 06-26-2009, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hello everyone!

I've lived in Utah for a while, moved to SLC to go to college a few years back, and now I'm going to be renting a house.

Unfortunately, I thought water, sewer, and trash were going to be included with rent... and I found out today that they aren't. I can't find any where online that gives me estimates for these utilities... can someone help?

Thanks,
Becky

Last edited by SLCBecky; 06-26-2009 at 02:26 AM.. Reason: new info
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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How much you water the yard will make a big difference. In SLC itself, I pay roughly $45/mo.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Utah
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My water/sewer bills have averaged between $19 & $22/month for the past three years. I've lived in my house for 11 years but have only tracked my utilities for the past three. My water is low because I live alone and have a small yard. Garbage is paid with my property taxes so that comes out of my escrow account as part of my mortgage payment. Currently I pay $132/year for SL County garbage service.

Are you power and gas included in your rent?
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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we have been paying about 70 a month for power, 30-40 for water and we dont have to pay a trash bill. We keep our house cold too
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Thanks for all of your replies! It helps out a bunch for a first time water, sewer, trash user

The yard I'll be renting is considerably small, and we only have to take care of the front yard. We can opt to do the backyard, too, but I will just see how it goes with the front yard for the first month or so.

Power and gas aren't included in rent, however, I'm familiar with the cost structure because I've rented for a while.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Different cities/areas of the SL valley have different water districts. Will you be living in Salt Lake City or another area/city here in the valley? I live in Taylorsville and I think our water is very cheap. Other areas in the valley not so much. I have a coworker who lives in White City (part of Sandy) and I think her MINIMUM water bill is $30/month.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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It'll be in the Sugarhouse area
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Here's a link to a map to try to determine what water district you'll be in. And here's a link regarding pricing and fees.
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