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A Utility Audit Is Now Easier Than Ever!!

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!

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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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Utility Auditing And Association Management: Working Together To Build A Better Community

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.

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There is GOLD in Your Association’s Utility Bills!

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.

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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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