Public Utilities
With the deregulation of utilities and surge of third-party suppliers, consumers have an unprecedented number of choices in utility providers. The following list includes only the major companies that serve the state. For specific providers in your community, contact your municipal clerk—or your county clerk if you reside in an unincorporated area.

Electricity

Black Hills Energy
800-694-8989
http://www.blackhillsenergy.com/

Independence Power & Light
816-325-7930
www.ci.independence.mo.us/pl

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
913-573-9000
http://www.bpu.com/

Kansas City Power & Light Company
816-471-5275
http://www.kcpl.com/

Westar Energy
800-383-1183
http://www.westarenergy.com/

 

Natural Gas

Atmos Energy
800-621-1867
http://www.atmosenergy.com/

The Empire District Gas Co.
800-424-0427
http://www.empiredistrict.com/

Missouri Gas Energy
816-756-5252
800-582-1234
http://www.missourigasenergy.com/

ONEOK Kansas Gas Service
800-794-4780
http://www.oneok.com/

 

Water/Sewer & Waste Removal
Providers of water, sewer services, and solid-waste removal vary within the region's municipalities. Refer to the city government pages of your phone book or the county offices for unincorporated areas for more information on utilities.

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
913-573-9000
http://www.bpu.com/

Kansas City, MO Water Service
816-513-0123
http://www.kcmo.org/

WaterOne of Johnson County
913-895-1800
http://www.waterone.org/

 

Recycling
Many cities in the metroplex now offer a curbside recycling program or have developed convenient drop-off centers. Contact your city or home association for details. For more information on recycling including a list of recycling locations, contact:

Recycling Hotline
Mid-America Regional Council
816-474-TEAM
http://www.recyclespot.org/

 

Residential Telephone

AT&T
800-246-9494
http://www.att.com/

Century Link
1-800-366-8201
http://www.centurylink.com/

SureWest
913-825-3000
http://www.surewest.com/

 

Cable Television

AT&T
800-246-9494
http://www.att.com/

Comcast
800-892-8719
http://www.comcast.com/

SureWest
913-825-3000
http://www.surewest.com/

Time Warner
816-222-5776
www.timewarnercable.com/kansascity

 

Postal Service (USPS)

Locate a Post Office
General Information
http://www.usps.gov/

USPS Online Mover's Guide
https://moversguide.usps.com/

 

Utility Savings Information
Kansas Corporation Commission
http://www.kcc.state.ks.us/
Regional utilities advocate for consumers

Missouri Public Utilities Commission
http://www.psc.mo.gov/
Regulation authority to ensure efficient utilities at a fair price

Energy Guide
http://www.energyguide.com/
Directory of providers and advice on lowering utility bills

Energy Price Shopping
www.Energyshop.com
Comparative costs for gas and electric suppliers

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Overview of features, plans, and accessories