Tri-Cities Utilities Cost Less

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People who are moving to the Tri-Cities always ask me how much they can expect to pay for their utilities. My husband pays the bills, so I don’t know.

Well didn’t know until I asked. Here’s what he told me –

Water base rate: $34/month
Water consumption: anywhere from $5/month (winter) to $75/month (summer)
(Add the base and consumption together for total water bill)

Trash: $16/month

Electricity (winter): $225/month on average
Electricity (summer): $175/month on average
These numbers are for a four-person household, in a fifteen-year-old house in West Richland. Like with any figure estimate, your mileage will vary.

The local news recently detailed why we pay less than many areas around the country. It’s all the water – hydropower, my friends. Cheap, plentiful and renewable. Excellent!

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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