When speaking with many community managers, I often hear this: “We will just install water sub meters” in response to their ever increasing water and sewer utility costs. However, this choice is much more complicated and treacherous than is seems.
Don’t leave your annual utility budget and expenses to a non-professional! It will cost you thousands and thousands of dollars every year! A utility audit can reduce your annual utility budget by approximately 20% and it costs nothing upfront, so there is no out-of-pocket expenses and no risk!
Even though the lawsuit against LADWP was finalized on July 7th, 2017, it doesn’t mean that the ongoing utility billing errors, overcharges, delayed bills, or estimated bills are gone. We have certainly not seen any decline in LADWP’s utility billing errors since 2014.
The Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association, located in Westlake Village, California, consists of 648 homes with 3 pools and 3 spas. Sarah Zemer of Ross Morgan & Company, Inc. contacted Pacific Utility Audit in 2016 to find out how a utility audit could benefit their client, Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association and help to reduce their ever-growing utility budget.
Some residential consumers spend hours researching different smartphone data plans and cable services to save only a few dollars a month. By understanding what utility tariffs are and which ones are available, residents can unlock a new way to save more money in less time.