Water

WHY WATER SUB-METERING IS NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR ASSOCIATIONS: PART TWO

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. 

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WHY WATER SUB-METERING IS NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR ASSOCIATIONS: PART ONE

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.

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COMMON-AREA UTILITY BILLS: 2015 LEGISLATIVE RECAP AND 2016 INITIATIVES

COMMON-AREA UTILITY BILLS:  2015 LEGISLATIVE RECAP AND 2016 INITIATIVES:   In 2015, the theme of the year was water conservation, especially concerning common interest developments.  Here is a quick recap of 2015 laws pertaining to common-area utilities:   ASSEMBLY BILL 349 (Gonzalez): This bill was signed into law in 2015, and makes void and unenforceable […]

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How To Reduce Your Water Expenses WITHOUT Reducing Your Water Use!!!

How To Reduce Your Water Expenses WITHOUT Reducing Your Water Use!!!     During the drought in the early 90’s, water became a commodity for the first time in history, and the cost of water soared, and these water prices have remained high long after that drought was over.  Then, recycling of trash became mandatory […]

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Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.:  What You Don't Know Could Cost You In the past, residents were not responsible for utility costs.  The typical resident would only be responsible for paying rent and could use an unlimited amount of utilities.  This has caught the attention of regulators, environmentalists and property owners and has resulted in a dramatic […]

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Ways to Conserve Water in the Home

Water Conservation Summary. . .     In 1990, 30 states in the US reported 'water-stress' conditions. In 2000, the number of states reporting water-stress rose to 40. In 2009, the number rose to 45. There is a worsening trend in water supply nationwide. Taking measures at home to conserve water not only saves you […]

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