Get plugged into life in Danville, IN
Moving to a new city is never easy, especially when it comes to the complex task of comparing and signing up for your utility services. Fortunately, Danville, with its small-town charm and friendliness, makes the business of signups fairly easy for the first-time resident.
Water and sewer are handled by the city of Danville, and signups can be handled through the city’s website, though, you have to download the signup sheet and then mail it in. Once you’ve signed up, the city has several payment options. You can create an online profile and pay by credit card online, or through direct debit payment. For those who prefer to mail in a check, the city even provides a drop box for payments right outside city hall.
With all the tasks that come with organizing your move, it’s easy to let your utility sign-ups wait until the last minute. But to ensure you have the service you need on the day you need it, it is best to call your utilities as soon as you know your move date, even if this is a month in advance. This will give them time to properly notify the billing department and get your shut off day scheduled in the system.
When moving out of your old home, it is generally a good idea to just go ahead and pay for an extra day or two of utility coverage when you sign off your accounts and pay your last bill. This will help cover things if there is a lag between when you move out your possessions and when the next owner moves in. If you have plans to go back and clean up or go back to retrieve a forgotten item, you’ll have the power to cover your needs.
Conversely, it is also a good idea, if it is possible, to get your power transferred over to your name as soon as you take possession of the keys to your new house. In Danville, Duke Energy is the electric provider and Vectren provides natural gas if your home has gas heat. In addition to calling these companies, contact the owner of the home you may be purchasing to ensure everyone understands who is paying for what, and for how long. This is especially important in the wintertime! Nothing kills that “new house” excitement like busted pipes!
It’s also important to note that once your service is established, both Duke and Vectren have robust online tools for customers, which allow you to track your usage, pay bills, and look at your payment history online.
Trash collection is once a week in Danville, and your pickup day will vary based on your address and your garbage pickup provider. Residents are encouraged to choose from the private garbage pickup companies and consider subscribing to curbside recycling service through a private recycling provider. Currently, Ray’s Trash Service and Republic Services offer convenient curbside recycling and garbage pickup service to much of Hendricks County.
As for cable and phone providers, Danville boasts an array of providers as big as any large city, including broadband landline cable providers, dish/satellite TV providers, and Verizon cell phone services, whose links are listed below.
Use the links below to find the best utilities in Danville, Indiana including Electric Companies, Water, Sewer, & Garbage Services, Natural Gas Companies, and Service Providers.
Natural Gas Companies