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.
One of the advantages of the trend toward a paperless world is that almost all city-operated utilities and utility companies now allow you to have online access to your utility bills, generally for up to a retroactive 3-year period of time!
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.
1. Incorrect Rate Schedules, 2. Sewer Fees For Irrigation Water, 3. Misread Meters, 4. Misplaced Decimal Points