Welcome to St. Louis! After you’ve scheduled moving services, but before you move into your new place, this article will help you understand the different public utility options available and how to sign up for them.
By far, the largest gas company in St. Louis is Spire Energy. Up until 2017, Spire Energy was known as Laclede Gas. You can check to see if you are in Spire’s service area before starting the registration process. Starting your service is easy. Fill out and submit the registration form with basic information including your address, social, and email. An email will be sent to you upon registration. Click the link to finalize your online account registration. Another option for gas is Ameren. Be sure to check availability before signing up with either gas company.
Although Ameren provides gas, the primary service that they provide is electricity. Beyond the $9.00 monthly fixed rate, Ameren charges different Kwh rates depending on the season and how much energy you use. To register for new services you can go here and submit your email address. A link will be sent to your email. Click the link to finalize your account registration.
Water is provided through the city in St. Louis. The city offers a flat rate or metered rate option. If water is not already turned on at your property, you will need to activate it by downloading an application and submitting it via fax, email, in person or mail.
For the tech-savvy, you can email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
As far as internet options in St. Louis go, the three biggest players are AT&T, Spectrum, and Viasat. Visiting any of these companies’ sites and you will easily be able to set up your internet. For speeds up to 100 Mbps, AT&T starts at $40/month. The same speed per month with Spectrum will cost $44.99. Be sure to check your chosen company’s coverage map to see if the service is available to your property. If coverage is spotty in your area of St. Louis you can choose Viasat internet. Viasat is more expensive because it is satellite internet and is available for $150 per month for speeds up to 100 Mbps.
If you’d like to bundle your internet and cable, AT&T and Spectrum offer cable packages. AT&T offers U-verse or a discount with DirecTV. Spectrum has three cable packages to choose from. Viasat customers can go with Dish or DirecTV.
Your sewage bill should be set up by your title company or your water company when you first move in. For more information about sewage treatment in St. Louis go here.
Trash is taken care of by the city of St. Louis Refuse Department. You shouldn’t need to set up your trash pick-up but going to the refuse department website can give you more information on services such as recycling and composting options.