National Submetering and Billing Company For Over 60 Years

The state of Alabama requires any utility with 100 or more customers to sell water based on metered volume. Our field experts bring the practical as well as technological knowledge and expertise to our submetering program. By installing and servicing our own systems, we meet and exceed the needs of the submetering industry and our Property Owners/Managers. Since the inception of our Utility Services Department, we have installed over 100,000 meters. We currently read, invoice, and collect monthly on a significant portion of that portfolio.

We would love to save you money. One of the biggest benefits of selecting Think Utility Services is our ability to manage your existing utility submetering system, or design and install a custom utility submetering system based on the needs of your property. We even provide monthly remote or on-site meter reading services.

Submetering Retail Centers

We've been submetering apartments for over 60 years in Alabama. It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Alabama. Think Utility Services has provided water utility service to Alabama from Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Auburn, Mobile, Hoover, Fairhope, Vestavia Hills, and more. Our submetering process has proven to reduce property consumption by 15% – 40% by making tenants responsible for consumption.

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Submetering RV Parks

Think Utility Services offers code-compliant submetering systems for RV Parks, condominiums, townhome communities, and more. From system design and installation to monthly meter reading and billing and ongoing service, we handle everything so you don’t have to! We take care of the submetering system installation, billing solutions, collections, owner, and tenant billing. We guarantee the lowest submeter pricing and the fastest lead times in the United States of America.

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Submetering New Developments

Wireless monitoring of each resident’s water usage empowers building owners, new development buildings, and managers to bill accurately, and fairly, depending on the residents’ actual consumption. Utilities represent the single largest controllable cost in a rental-housing, new development, and commercial properties. Submetering can help decrease utility costs significantly. Submetering offers huge advantages for apartment buildings in any state. Learn more today about submetering your building.

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Quick Fact

A number of states—among them Alabama, Arizona, California and Texas—have separate provisions for water and electricity, while at least three states—Alabama, Connecticut and Maryland—require approval from a utility commission for some submetering policy components.

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Alabama State Submetering Policies

Rule W-13 of the Water Rules of the Alabama Public Service Commission generally requires all water sold by a utility with 100 or more customers to be based on metered volume sales. The rule allows utilities to provide flat rate or estimated service for temporary service where the water use can be readily estimated; public and private fire protection. Water used for street sprinkling and sewer flushing under certain circumstances; and other flat rate service arrangement that must be approved by the commission.


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