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San Diego Utility Companies


Utilities- San Diego CA

San Diego is one of the most popular cities in California, located along the beautiful southern California coastline. Located approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles, San Diego is home to a beautiful and temperate climate that can be enjoyed all year long, as well as world famous beaches and a wide range of activities and amenities to enjoy. Additionally, San Diego is the economic center of the region, as well as a biotechnology and healthcare development hub.

San Diego residents enjoy an unparalleled quality of life, so it is no wonder why so many people choose to move or relocate here. Once you have decided that San Diego is the place for you, and you are in the market for a new home, one of the first things you will need to do is to secure and connect your utilities.

For your convenience, we've compiled a list of utility services with contact information for you. If you have any questions, you can learn more about the public utilities of San Diego here.

San Diego Water

San Diego residents enjoy access to water services through the city of San Diego’s public utilities department. The drinking water provided by the city of San Diego is a safe source of clean water, and also meets all state and federal standards. San Diego imports almost all of its water, with sources coming from the Colorado River, State Water Project, and other local sources. For more information, or to ask questions about the available services, you can call 619-515-3500, email, or visit this website.

San Diego County has various water districts serving each area of the county. Below are water districts with descriptions of their service areas.

Santa Fe Irrigation District serves Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach.  You can reach them by phone at (858) 756-2424

San Diegiuto Water District serves Leucadia, Old Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, and parts of New Encinitas.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 633-2650

Olivenhain Municipal Water District serves parts of Encinitas, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, San Diego, Fairbanks Ranch, Elfin Forest, parts of Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, and Solana Beach.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 753-6466

Vista Irrigation District serves Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside, and unincorporated areas of the county.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 597-3100

Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District serves Escondido, San Marcos, and San Diego.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 745-5522

Borrego Water District serves water to Borrego Springs You can reach them by phone at (760) 767-5806

Helix Water District serves La Mesa, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, and parts of Spring Valley.  You can reach them by phone at (619) 466-0585

Lakeside Water District serves the community of Lakeside.  You can reach them by phone at (619) 443-3805

Otay Water District serves Spring Valley, La Presa, Calavo Gardens, Jamul, communities in the eastern half of the city of Chula Vista, and in Otay Mesa along the international border with Mexico.  You can reach them by phone at (619) 670-2222

Padre Dam Municipal Water District serves Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa, and Crest.  You can reach them by phone at (619) 258-4600

Rainbow Municipal Water District serves the communities of Rainbow, Bonsall, Pala, and parts of Vista, Oceanside, and Fallbrook.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 728-1178

Ramona Water District serves Ramona.  You can reach them at (760) 789-1330

Sweetwater Authority Water District serves National City, Bonita, and parts of Chula Vista.  You can reach them by phone at (619) 420-1413

Vallecitos Water District serves San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, and Vista.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 744-0460

Valley Center Municipal Water District serves Valley Center.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 749-1600

Yuima Municipal Water District serves Pauma Valley.  You can reach them by phone at (760) 742-3704

San Diego Cable and Internet

Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) Spectrum offers exceptional service and quality, with hundreds of channels in stunning high definition, secure and lightning fast Internet connections, and a reliable home network that features all digital connections. Time Warner offers several bundled packages for their services, which can save you money. You can learn more here.

Cox Communications. Cox Communications offers residents a wide array of services, including TV, Internet, home security, home phone, and more. There are bundled packages available, as well, to encourage even further savings. If you are a new Cox Communications customer, you can arrange to have your services set up here. If you are an existing customer, you have the option of simply transferring your services to your new home. Use this link to expedite transferring your existing services.

Satellite. There are several reliable options for satellite TV, if you are not interested in cable service. DISH, Direct TV, and AT&T are all available to you, and have extensive savings options on various entertainment and technology packages.  

San Diego Electricity

For gas and electric services, you should contact San Diego Gas and Electric Company. In addition, San Diego Gas and Electric will send out an energy specialist, at your request, to tell you how you can save even more money in your home. California is modernizing electric rates and ways that you can save even more on your bill. SDGE offers online account support and is determined to provide you with the best customer experience possible. Track your account online, by phone, or through text messages. To connect a new service, or to stop or transfer your service, visit their website.

San Diego Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and recycling pick up. Garbage and recycling pick up is another area where you have plenty of options to choose your service from. Below are several waste management companies, for your convenience:

Pacific Waste Services. (858) 278-6061

Waste Management (619) 596-5100

Edco you can find your local Edco division here

Republic Services 

The City of San Diego also offers waste management and collection services, and has been for nearly 100 years. The city also boasts a successful curbside recycling program. To learn more about this offering from the city, or to find answers to frequently asked questions, visit their website.

With all that San Diego has to offer, it is no wonder that so many people choose to call our fair city home. If you would like more information about living in San Diego, or the fantastic quality of life the city has to offer, feel free to reach out to our team at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.  We know the area better than anyone else, and are standing by to answer your questions. Give us a call or connect online today!