Florida Power & Light (FPL) (http://www.fpl.com) has a 30-day billing period and a deposit may or may not be required. For customer service, connects, disconnects, billing and emergency service, please call 561.994.8227.
City Utility Services
1401 Glades Road
561.338.7300 or 561.338.7305 (to arrange a tour)
Utilities Services provides water and sewer services to residents of the city and the surrounding community. These services include pumping and treating raw water from 58 wells; distributing the finished water to more than 32,000 homes, condominiums and businesses; and installing and repairing water meters. The utility must also make sure the water and wastewater systems are operating in compliance with the standards of local, state and federal regulatory guidelines.
City residents pay for water on a bimonthly billing cycle. A minimum deposit of $100 is required, depending on the size of the meter. Transfer fees start at $20. There is a capacity charge of $17.34 per residential unit and a $5.05 customer charge per meter. A commodity charge (rate depends on number of gallons used bimonthly and ranges from $0.66 per 1,000 gallons up to 25,000, $1.58 per 1,000 gallons up to 50,000 and $2.02 per 1,000 gallons over 50,000) is designed to encourage conservation. There is a 25 percent surcharge on accounts outside the city limits. Residents are billed bimonthly. Call 561.393.7750 for details. Annual rate changes, are effective Oct. 1.
The residential charge is $18.89 for the first bathroom and $9.43 for each additional. Residents are billed bimonthly along with the water charges. There is a 25 percent surcharge on accounts outsides the city limits.
There is a 10 percent tax on the gross amount of all water fees included with the service charge on the bill. This tax is applicable only on accounts within city limits.
This department provides services including solid waste collection, fleet and building maintenance, dredge and street maintenance, animal control, traffic engineering and maintenance, and stormwater management. It also actively participates cooperatively with the Solid Waste Authoriy in a citywide recycling program for both residential and multi-family residential units. Call 561.393.7884 or 561.416.3384 for more information.
Tri-County Humane Society cares for stray or unwanted household pets and arranges for adoption. Adoption is $67 for puppies (including non-optional leukemia tests), $58 for adult dogs (with leukemia tests), and $54 for cats (including leukemia tests). All prices also include other vaccinations (except rabies) and de-worming. A $50 refundable deposit is required for unsterilized animals leaving the shelter, with an appointment to return for surgery. There is also a pet cemetery on the premises. Call 561.276.1344 for further information. In the county, call Animal Care and Control at 561.233.1200. For the pet shelter, call 561.482.8383.
The Sanitation Division of Municipal Services schedules bulk collections four times yearly for each section of the city. Residential solid waste collection is done twice a week (vegetative waste should be bundled separately). Pickup schedules, routes and other detailed information on waste disposal is mailed to residents and is also available at City Hall. Call the Solid Waste Collection at 561.416.3367 for further information.
Outside city limits, trash is collected twice a week, depending on the area, by the County Sanitation Department For more information, about trash pickup in unincorporated areas, call 561.278.1717.
More and more consumers have access to natural gas in Boca Raton. It's provided by the Florida Public Utilities Co, 325 N.E. Second Street, Delray Beach, 561.278.2636. This company and several others provide propane gas as well. For more information on the web, go to http://www.fpuc.com.
AT&T provides local phone service. From out of state, call 800.753.0710. To arrange a new service or to discuss billing for residential accounts, call 561.780.2355. For information on business accounts, call 561.780.2800. To arrange for long-distance service, call AT&T to provide notification of your carrier. For businesses, there are also other local telephone providers available. Adelphia Business Solutions provides local dial tone, Internet access and data services. For more information, please call 800.835.2283. MPower Communications also provides similar services. Call 954.358.1000 for more information.
Wireless service providers include AT&T Wireless Services, Cingular, Nextel, Verizon and Sprint PCS.