National Submetering and Billing Company For Over 60 Years
In the state of Texas they are over 28,000,000 in the state population and consume 76-100 gallons a day per person. 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.
An owner of an apartment house on which construction begins after January 1, 2003, and which provides government assisted or subsidized rental housing to low or very low income residents shall install a plumbing system in the apartment house that is compatible with the installation of submeters for the measurement of the quantity of water, if any, consumed by the occupants of each unit. - Under Texas Water Code Chapter 13 Subchapter M Law
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Texas State Submetering Policies
The Texas Water Code requires each unit in a building with five or more residential units built after Jan. 1, 2003, to have either an individual water utility meter or sub-meter. If feasible, it requires water companies to install individual meters in such buildings at the building owner's request. The water company can charge reasonable costs for installing the meters. If the water company determines that installing these meters is not feasible, the law requires the property owner to install a plumbing system compatible with sub-meters. For submetering multi-unit property owners, the state's water code limits submetering charges on tenants to the cost per gallon and applicable taxes and surcharges charged by the water company; a late fee up to five percent of the late bill; and a service charge of up to nine percent of the costs related to submetering allocated to each sub-metered unit. The code also requires the property owners to maintain adequate records and make them available to tenants and sub-meters to meet certain standards for accuracy, testing, and record-keeping (Texas Water Code §13.501 through 13.506).
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