Tallahassee Lowers Costs for Some Utility Services

Posted at 5:47 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 12:55:44-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Tallahassee City Commissioners approved rate reductions for some utility services at Wednesday's Commission meeting that will go into affect on January 1.

Officials say solid waste bills will be reduced by 5%, electric bills will be reduced by 3% and natural gas bills by 3.7%.

"Over the course of the year, our citizens will collectively save millions of dollars thanks to these reductions," Mayor Andrew Gillum said. "Tallahassee natural gas and electric rates are already at and below the state average, respectively, and these reductions will help keep costs affordable for residents and businesses."  

The city says the the City's power plant had a reduction in fuel costs which translated to savings for electric and natural gas customers. Increased recycling is the cause of the solid waste reduction in addition to improved route efficiency and fuel savings.