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San Luis Obispo Utilities Guide [2024] | SLO Water, Electric, Gas, Internet & More

Last Updated on: 9th September 2022, 11:08 am

Moving to a new residence can be stressful, but going to the new property without your San Luis Obispo utilities will drive you mad! Don’t worry, you won’t have to spend hours scouring the internet to try and find out where to set up your water, electric, gas, and internet. We’ll cover everything in our San Luis Obispo utility guide to make it easy for you!

San Luis Obispo Water | City of San Luis Obispo

Water is perhaps the most important utility to have! Without it, you won’t have showers or tap, running toilets or water filters. So, this is one San Luis Obispo utility that you’ll want set up before you move. Thankfully, it’s fairly easy. Your water utility is handled by the city of San Luis Obispo. Water and sewer will be billed once a month, and you’ll pay by the 15th. If not, you’ll get a late fee.

How to set up water in San Luis Obispo

When you’re ready to set up your water, all you need to do is go to the San Luis Obispo city website. You can go to this link to start or transfer service. However, if you can’t do the online form, you have other options. To start water in San Luis Obispo, you can call (805) 781-7133 to set up your account over the phone. Or, if you want to do the set up in person, you can go down to City Hall and go to the Finance Department service desk. There, they’ll help you set up your account. There’s a setup fee of $88, or if you set up on the weekends, holidays, or non-scheduled service days, you’ll pay a setup fee of $310.

Pay your San Luis Obispo water bill

To pay your bill, you have a few different options. You can pay online here, call by phone and pay using their automated telephone service, use the dropbox outside of City Hall, or come in person to the Finance Department to pay.

City of San Luis Obispo Contact Information

990 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 781-7133

San Luis Obispo Electric | PG&E


When it’s time to move in, having power is one of the most important things. If you like hot showers, lights, and running appliances, you need electricity! SLO electric is provided by Pacific Gas, and Electric, or PG & E. This company offers a few different options where you’ll choose your rate. Time of use plans give you a lower rate if you use electricity during non-peak hours. Their tiered rate plan is best for those who use a lot of electricity but use it mostly during peak hours (4PM-9PM). The home charging plan is for those who have an electric vehicle, and it’s a tiered pricing plan as well. Finally, the EV-B plan is for those who have electric vehicles and will charge the vehicle at night for most affordability. You can see a comparison chart of rate plans here.

How to set up electricity in SLO

To set up electricity with PG&E, you’ll go online. First, you’ll have to create an account and say whether you’re an existing customer, if you’re getting electricity for a new build, or if you’re just new to PG&E in general. Following whichever link applies to you, you’ll input your information, choose a rate plan, and then your service will be set up almost immediately. It’s quick and efficient!

Pay your SLO electric bill

The only way to pay your PG&E electric bill is to do so online. You can choose to set up an online account (or log in to your existing account), or you can go through a one-time process of paying your bill without setting up an account, though this will incur a fee.

PG & E Contact Information

406 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 1-877-660-6789

San Luis Obispo Gas | SoCalGas

Natural gas is a must for every home, and it’s operated by the company SoCalGas. You will need to have a meter at your home, and if you do not, you’ll need to have one installed. Help for installing a meter can be found here. There will be a $25 one-time fee charged when you get your service started.

How to set up your SLO gas

To set up gas in SLO, you’ll need to have your social security number. Without it, you will be unable to set up your gas utility. Your credit will be run when you sign up for the service as well. To start your service, go here. From there, you’ll be asked for your address, social security number, and a few other identifying details. If you’re moving from another address and currently have SoCalGas, you can transfer your service using this link. Unfortunately, the $25 installation fee is not waived if you’re already a customer. You will have to pay that again for a transfer fee.

Pay your SoCalGas bill

To pay your San Luis Obispo gas utility bill, you have a few different options. First, you can pay online on their website. You can also pay using an independent collection agency by calling 1-800-232-6629. There will be a $1.50 charge to use this service. Another option is to pay by home banking. Go here to see if your financial institution participates in this. You can also pay through SoCal Gas’ automated telephone system. However, you’ll need to request a form by mail to do this by calling 1-800-427-2200. Finally, you can pay in person at one of the many payment centers. You can find the closest payment center to you here.

SoCalGas Contact Information

2240 Emily St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (800) 427-2200

San Luis Obispo Internet Utilities | AT&T & Spectrum

There are two options for internet in San Luis Obispo. You have the option of DSL and fiber with AT&T or cable with Spectrum. AT&T is available in 98% of SLO, and you can get speeds up to 1000Mbps. Spectrum is available to 100% of SLO residents, but their maximum speeds are a bit slower at 940Mbps.

How to set up SLO internet

To set up AT&T internet, you can go online here. You’ll need to input your address and a few other personal details before getting registered. Usually, you can have someone out to you within a few days to set up the internet. For Spectrum, you can set up your internet here. Their pricing is fairly similar, so it will come down to which one has better service in your area.

Pay your SLO internet bill

To pay your AT&T bill, you can do it online under your account. You can also use their mobile app. To pay your Spectrum bill, you can call 1-833-267-6094 or pay online here.

SLO internet contact information

AT&T, 11998 Los Osos Valley Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, (805) 546-6400

Spectrum, 270 Bridge St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (866) 874-2389

San Luis Obispo Trash | San Luis Garbage

The trash service in SLO is run by San Luis Garbage. They are contracted through the city and provide organic recycling, recycling, and trash bins along with their collection services. The amount you pay will depend on the size of your trash bin.

How to set up your San Luis Garbage account

To sign up for trash utility in SLO, you can use the online form here. You can also call 805-543-0875.

Pay your SLO trash bill

Currently, their billing system is all online through a third-party. You can find that link here.

San Luis Garbage contact information

4388 Old Santa Fe Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401, (805) 543-0875

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