Electric Power Service
Texas has a deregulated energy market, making it easy for customers to select the electricity provider that best suits their needs. The primary electricity provider in the Temple area is Oncor. Oncor serves as the regulated electric distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers also referred as the “local wires company.” Customers can choose their retail providers that offer utility service in the area, these provider and rates can be found at www.powertochoose.com. The rates can be anywhere from 5.0-15.0 cents per kWh, which gives you the power to choose the provider that best suits the needs of your company.
Natural Gas Service
Atmos Energy is the natural gas provider in Temple. Atmos is one of the largest natural-gas-only distributors in the United States. Their regulated distribution operations deliver natural gas to 3.2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and public-authority customers, with distribution services provided to more than 1,600 communities in 12 states.
Water and Wastewater
The City of Temple and Brazos River Authority provide water and wastewater services to all businesses and residents inside the city limits. Temple’s water infrastructure consists of 593 miles of water distribution mains and 1,200 backflow preventers in the system, Lake Belton is the primary water source for Temple. The City of Temple provides funding for the operation of the Doshier Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and for maintenance of all 28 city lift station.
Telephone Services and Telecommunications
Temple is locally served by AT&T and a variety of other long-distance, cellular, and internet-related telecommunications services and operations. These include Time Warner Cable, Sprint Nextel Communications, AT&T Wireless and others. Installation, service and repair of telephone equipment are provided by a number of local equipment vendors. Long distance and other telecommunications services are available through a variety of carriers including AT&T, MCI, Verizon and other companies. Data requirements can be provided through analog, standard digital, or wideband digital services.