Texas

Public Utilities - Gas, Electricity, Telephone, Water

Legal Resources

This section provides guides and publications on issues involving public utitlies whether it be gas, electric, water, or telephone issues.

  • Stop Phone Slamming

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    National Consumer Law Center
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  • Texas Electric Choice

    The Power to Choose website can answer questions about electric competition in Texas. Enter your zip code on the website to find out whether you are in a "competitive area" of Texas and to compare offers of different Retail Electric Providers. Content Detail

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    Public Utility Commission of Texas
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  • Utility Shut-Offs

    A landlord may not interrupt a tenant?s utility services, including electricity, water, wastewater, or gas services, unless for bona fide repairs, construction or an emergency. This is true whether utility services are paid by you directly to the utility company or if they are furnished by the landlord through your tenancy. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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  • Utility Shut-Offs by Utility Companies for Landlord Nonpayment

    If a utility company disconnects service or gives written notice that service is about to be cut off because a landlord who is supposed to furnish utilities has not paid the utility bill, then the landlord is liable to the tenant regardless of whether the unit is "all bills paid," submetered, or mastermetered. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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