Nevada residents are protected by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the supervising agency regulating and maintaining utility service. The PUC’s Consumer Bill of Rights recognizes that utilities provide vital services that must be made available to everyone.
Establishing Utility Service in Las Vegas
Before contacting the local utility providers to establish your service you should be prepared to provide them with information such as your new address, your name, social security number, previous address and the account number and name of your previous utility provider. In some cases you may be asked for a valid Nevada driver’s license number and even for the account holder’s employment information.
Nevada Power is the Las Vegas utility provider for electric power. If asked to pay a security deposit, that amount plus any accrued interest will be refunded to you after one year of service less the amount of unpaid bills so long as you have no more than one returned check, no more than three late payments and no service disconnects. You can learn more about bill pay options and service requirements at www.NVEnergy.com.
Depending on whether you are living in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas or Henderson the utility service you will need to contact to establish service will vary. To determine which provider you will need to contact you can visit the Las Vegas Valley Water District at www.LVWD.com.
Southwest Gas Corporation has provided the Las Vegas valley with natural gas service for over 50 years. To establish service you can visit their website www.SWGas.com and follow the prompts to select your area and add your address. As not all homes use natural gas, first you should determine whether or not service needs to be established.
Republic Services provides solid waste collect and recycling services to the greater Las Vegas valley. Service dates and inquiries for mobile cart rentals you should contact them at www.RepublicServicesVegas.com and determine what day your pickups are scheduled.
As with most areas there are a large number of providers for home telephone services in the Las Vegas valley. Some include Internet and/or cable options. Some of the more popular ones include Cox Communications www.Cox.com, Embarq www.Embarq.com, and Comcast www.Comcast.com.