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.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a utility audit is a formal review of a house’s energy use that provides recommendations for energy-efficiency measures such as weather-striping, caulking and insulation. But a different type of utility audit examines your utility use and whether you are being overcharged for your utilities. The first question to ask yourself is: Are you paying too much for utilities?
A RECAP OF 2013 AND 2014 The History Late in 2013, LADWP implemented a new customer billing system that replaced its 40-year old customer billing system. What happened next is, as they say, history… There were so many billing errors, delayed bills, estimated bills, poor customer service and overall confusion for both customers […]