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.
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.
Property managers must approve dozens of bills for payment daily. Of these bills, the majority are almost always utility bills!Trying to intelligently decipher and understand a utility bill is like trying to read Latin when you don’t have a translation book.