We're a national submetering and billing company that produces utility submetering solutions
Since 1957, we have continued to learn, grow and instill the very best service models to our customers while seeking to deliver the highest quality service, and exceeding our clients’ expectations. Think Utility Services began in the early 1990’s. It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Georgia. It was created to address the ever growing demand for domestic piping replacement caused by failing polybutylene pipes installed in the multi-family marketplace.
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've been submetering apartments for over 60 years in Georgia. It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Georgia. Think Utility Services has provided water utility service to Atlanta, Alpharetta, Savannah, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Peachtree City, and more. Our submetering process has proven to reduce property consumption 15% – 40% by making tenants responsible for consumption.
Think Utility Services offers code-compliant submetering systems for Condominium and Townhome communities. 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.
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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Georgia State Submetering Policies
Georgia's 2010 Water Stewardship Act requires submetering of each new multi-unit residential building and certain retail and light industrial buildings granted a construction permit after July 1, 2012. Tenants in these new buildings must be charged for water and wastewater use based on their measured usage. The act also encourages, but does not require the installation of sub-meters in existing multi-unit buildings and for any office components of newly constructed multi-unit buildings. The act also allows an affected building's owner to seek reimbursement from tenants for common area water usage through an allocation based formula; allows the owner to charge a reasonable fee for establishing, servicing, and billing the tenant's water service; allows water companies to charge for sub-meter installations; relieves owners from liability that results from billing or meter-reading errors by an unaffiliated third-party; and allows the requirement to be temporarily waived under certain circumstances.
DeKalb County, GA, which provides public water service, enacted an ordinance in 2008 that requires sub-meters for any water supplied to a multi-unit residential building built after June 1, 2008. It allows multi-unit property owners or landlords to use the sub-meters to bill each tenant for their actual water use. It also requires water meters for any single family residence or condominium built after July 1, 2008.
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