Utilities in St George, Utah Comparison

**UPDATED May 2022**

St George Utah Utility RatesThe cost of living is an essential factor when considering moving to a new area. 

Here is a good question:

A lot of people ask about utilities. They want to know the difference in pricing for our areas. 

St George City features 2 utility areas—City of St George (which handles power, water, sewer, trash) however, some areas will fall into Dixie Power.  Dixie Power is quite desirable due to the lower cost (among the least expensive in the nation). The Dixie Power service area is anything East (to Sand Hollow Reservoir) or South of the Virgin Riv, including the Bloomington & Sunriver subdivision (Virgin River cuts through Bloomington).  https://www.dixiepower.com/services/service-areas/

What are the utility rates for Dixie Power in St George?

Dixie power rates are $25/mo plus $.059/kWh (as of Feb 2022); each city's designated utility office will provide the remaining utilities (for water, sewer, trash, etc.…). 

https://www.dixiepower.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Utah-Rates-for-February-2022.pdf

What are the utility rates for St George, Utah?

City of St George rates are $18.65/mo plus $.075 per kWh (and then $.091 if you go over 800 kWh)St George Utah Cost of Living

Water is $20.75/mo (based on typical meter size), and the first 7500 gallons are included. Rates move up in tiers after that based on usage. 

Garbage rate is $13.19/mo, and Sewer is $19.00/mo.

An example bill for March 2022 for water, sewer, and trash will be $85.00

https://www.sgcity.org/utilities/utilityrates

What are the utility rates for Ivins, Utah?

Ivins is on Rocky Mountain Power, and the rates (as of Jan. 2022) are:  $10.00/mo and  Billing Months - June through September inclusive

9.0279¢ per kWh first 400 kWh

11.7210¢ per kWh all additional kWh

Billing Months - October through May inclusive

7.9893¢ per kWh first 400 kWh

10.3725¢ per kWh all additional kWh

$76.93/mo is the flat rate for water, sewer, and trash, and then rates are charged per 1,000 gallons of water. 

https://www.ivins.com/2020-utility-services/

What are the utility rates for Santa Clara, Utah?

City of Santa Clara rates are: $20/mo plus $.0899 for the first 500 kWh and $.0911 for the next 1000 kWh.

Water for Santa Clara has a base price of $32/mo.  0-5000 gallons is included in the base price.  5001-9000= $.70 per 1000 gal  9001-16000 is $1.23 per 1000 gal. 

https://sccity.org/city-power/rates/

What are the utility rates for Washington City, Utah?

Washington City rates are $16.50/mo and $.0850/kWh (for the first 800kWh) and $.1063 for next 700kWh

Water is $18.17/mo. and 0-5000 is $1.60 per 1000 gal.  5001-10,000 is $1.72 per 1000 gal. 10,001-15,000 is $1.84 per 1000 gal. 

https://washingtoncity.org/government/budget/masterfeeschedule

Garbage is $19.78/mo

What is the cost of living in St George, Utah?

Overall the area is quite affordable for utility rates, and homes will typically average around $275 per month for all utilities (depending on size and individual usage). Summers are warmer, so the electric bill will be higher as demand for central air increases, and in the colder winter months, the gas bill will be higher as demand for heating increases.  (Most homes are set up with gas and electric, some homes are only electric). We have a few months out of the year when most residents won’t need to use heat or A/C at all—you’ll likely enjoy an electric bill of less than $100 (my March 2022 power bill was $88.15).  Newer homes will usually offer more efficiency only due to increasing building standards to provide more efficiency; however, many owners have opted to improve efficiency by adding insulation or upgrading/replacing windows. 

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