Pocatello residents benefit from utility rates that are well below the national average. Refer to the guide below to know the utilitiy costs to expect in your Pocatello home.
Electricity is provided to the area by Idaho Power. Based on 1,050 kWh of use per month, expect your average summer bill to be $71.38 and your average non-summer bill to be $65.43. As of June 1, 2009, the following rates apply to residential customers.
|Monthly service charge||$4.00||$4.00|
|Energy charge, per kWh|
|First 800 kWh||6.10¢||5.70¢|
|Over 2,000 kWh||8.92¢||7.28¢|
Intermountain Gas delivers natural gas to Pocatello area residents. Expect to pay $44.73/month on average using a gas furnace and gas water heater. As of October 1, 2009, the following rates apply to residential customers:
|Monthly customer charge||$2.50||$6.50|
|Commodity charge, per therm|
* Residential 1 customers do NOT have both a natural gas furnace and a natural gas water heater (regardless of how many other gas appliances they have).
** Residential 2 customers have BOTH a natural gas furnace and a natural gas water heater.
The City provides standard water/sewer/garbage services. As of October 1, 2009, a single-family home in Pocatello can expect the following monthly charges: a $7.55 flat fee for a 1-inch water line (rates vary for other sizes), $2.00 per 1,000 gallons of water used ($2.50 after 25,000 gallons), a $20.20 flat fee for sewer, and a $13.82 flat fee for garbage services (one 96-gallon receptacle).
Qwest generally handles phone, DSL, and satellite TV service. For $30.00/month + taxes and fees, you get local phone service plus three add-on features of your choice including caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail. DSL service starts as low as $19.99/month depending on desired speed and qualifying services. Get DIRECTV service starting at $34.99/month for one year.
CableOne supplies cable, digital cable, Internet, and phone services to your Pocatello home. Basic Cable costs $46.00/month alone, though a variety of package deals offer savings to new customers. Check the CableOne Web site for package deals and for additional information.
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