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Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water, Household Waste)

Frankfurt - Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water, Household Waste)

Utilities such as water, electricity, and waste are supplied by local providers in Frankfurt under the purview of the German government. Thus, you will likely not have a choice of providers when connecting to utilities for your apartment.

When renting an apartment or flat, the renal price will typically be stated as either “warm" or “cold". A warm apartment is one where all utilities are included in the renal price; conversely, a cold apartment is one where the utilities are not included with the rent, and are instead assessed separately by the landlord.

In some instances, you may be responsible for securing utility connections yourself. If this is the case, your landlord will be able to provide the necessary information for you to set up electricity, gas, and water connections, as well as refuse collection.

The tap water in Frankfurt is generally considered potable, but to minimize the chances of illness, it is a good idea to stick to bottled or boiled water while living in Frankfurt.

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