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Plan ahead! Start calling the appropriate places at least two weeks before you want services started. The utility companies require deposits and/or references.

Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy
2102 Austin
Houston, TX 77002

Refuse/Solid Waste Management

City of Houston Solid Waste Management


Although CenterPoint Energy is responsible for maintenance of electric infrastructure, such as wiring and poles, there are several service providers from which to choose. The Power to Choose.

These are just a few.*

CenterPoint Energy
P.O. Box 1700
Houston, TX 77251

Entergy Power
20 East Greenway Plaza Suite 1025
Houston, TX 77046
Toll-free: 1-800-368-3749

GEXA Energy
20 Greenway Plaza, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77046

Green Mountain Energy
Toll-free: 1-866-473-3689

TXU Energy
Toll-free: 1-800-949-8730


City of Houston Public Works
4200 Leeland
Houston, TX 77023


AT&T Telephone
Quick Service Automated Help Line: 1-888-544-8847
Order New Service or Change Existing Service: 1-800-464-7928
Billing Information: 1-800-585-7928
Order DSL Internet Service: 1-888-792-3751

*Note: It is very helpful to bring a letter of credit from your previous company when establishing new electrical service.

Some areas of Houston have been incorporated into separate cities that offer some municipal services such as utilities. For example, the City of Bellaire has its own water, sewer and refuse departments. While its residents use these services, they still must obtain gas, electricity and phone services from one of the companies listed above.

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