Trends in Utility Savings
For the last ten years, the topic of commercial waste collection zones— defined as specific areas of municipalities that are assigned to contractors for collection services—has gained traction both inside and outside the trash industry. And while there are both pros and cons to franchise zoning systems, the industry is split when it comes to supporting the concept.
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 it seems.
The CPUC sets rates every three years in a public process, which includes public participation hearings held throughout SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service area. SCE files thousands of pages of documents to detail why the funding is needed and responds to requests from the commission’s public interest arm, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates, and other public interest groups.
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.