Utility Customer Services

Because of the effects of the COVID-19 situation, we understand that some customers are concerned about being able to make their utility payments. Our Utility Customer Service Division is providing customer service and payment options to assist utility customers navigate these challenging times.

We recently implemented some changes to make sure our customers’ utilities are not interrupted. Please review the implemented changes, options for making payments, how to contact our staff and options for requesting service remotely. The information contains services that are currently available, but can also be beneficial going forward.

We also included the phone numbers for several local assistance agencies in the event you wish to discuss your account with them. 

Assistance Options
  1. Utility Assistance
  2. Extended Payment Arrangements
  3. Donate to Help Others

Residents needing financial assistance may visit www.communityaction.com/utility to complete applications due to COVID-19 related income loss or for other regular utility financial assistance not related to the pandemic.  Applications are available in both English and Spanish and may be completed online, emailed to utilityassistance@communityaction.com, or dropped off at their office at 215 S. Reimer Avenue, Ste 130, San Marcos.

Priority for financial assistance is given to the lowest percentages of income levels, highest energy burdens, vulnerable individuals 60 years and over, persons with disabilities, families with children five years of age or younger, and veterans.  Recipients must also live in Hays, Caldwell, or Blanco Counties.

Other Utility Assistance Agencies:

  • St. Vincent De Paul 512.353.7394
  • Southside Community Center 512.392.6694
  • Salvation Army 512.754.8541
  1. Late Fees and Disconnections
  2. Customer Payment Options
  3. Additional Service Options

Late fees for utility bills have been suspended for the remainder of 2020, until December 31, 2020.  A Late Fee Waiver request form is no longer required. 

To provide relief for those who are not currently able to pay for utility services, there will be a temporary freeze on utility disconnects for non-payment of services until further notice. 

In addition to the freeze on utility disconnects, we ask that any customer needing assistance paying their utility bill to please call 512.393.8383 to request payment arrangements or payment extensions.

Stay Vigilant about Potential Fraud

Some customers may be the victim of phone or email scams, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. We urge you to remain vigilant and aware of the potential for people to try to get you to send them money or gift cards, or provide them with your personal information.

Common Sense Steps to Avoiding Scams

Your San Marcos Utility Billing Center will never call you asking for personal information. If you suspect the call is not legitimate, take note of the number then terminate the call immediately.

We do not call customers after normal business hours or on weekends.

We are currently not disconnecting utilities. If you receive a call demanding payment or telling you they will shut off your services, please terminate the call immediately.


Helpful Phone Numbers

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