There are a few things that are different from El Dorado County vs Folsom. First, water is not metered yet in Folsom, but there have been discussions that this could change in the future. Currently Folsom is a flat rate for water and garbage. You pay about $93.00 per month currently. When in El Dorado County you pay seperate for metered water monthly on top of the garbage. Secondly in Folsom you have Smud and PGE for electric and gas. Everyones bill is going to be different depending on usage, and how many people in the house but on average for a 2000 sq ft house we pay in winter about 150 for smud and maybe 50 for pge. Now that spring is here, we average about 40-50 for smud and about 30-40 for pge. For the older homes I know it can get higher too. In some areas of El Dorado County you have PGE with Electric and Suburban Propane for gas. My bills in El Dorado County when I lived there were much higher and Suburban Propane can be very costly. Sounds like you might already live there and might know this? I hope this helps. Obviously as rates change all the time there are no guarantees but I was pleasantly suprised moving to Foslom from El Dorado County. Both are beautiful places to live and offer unique benefits. So you have to decide what is most important to you.
If you need help in the buying process. I would love to help. I'm very familar with both areas.
Lyon Real Estate