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WaterWatch Corporation offers a variety of connection options for obtaining wireless meter reads. The analog phone line has been the most common and straightforward way to communicate with data collection devices until recently, as Ethernet based collection and cellular communication begin to take over. As telecom companies begin to phase out standard analog phone lines and replace them with digital and fiber, these new options are steadily gaining popularity. […]

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Submetering is no longer a foreign term in the multifamily and commercial property industries. In fact, this energy saving practice has become required in certain cities and states. Water submetering is currently a requirement in areas of Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, California and Texas. Submetering mandates are expected to spread to additional states in the coming years. […]

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WaterWatch Corporation recently announced the appointment of Ms. Tasha Yielding as its national sales director.

Ms. Yielding will be responsible for the company’s national sales overseeing multifamily and commercial real estate markets.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Tasha to the executive team as we continue to aggressively expand our services and our workforce,” said Todd Quarterman, WaterWatch’s President and CEO. “Tasha’s depth of experience in the industry will help her as she educates new as well as existing partners within the multifamily and CRE industry about the services that WaterWatch offers”

Ms. Yielding brings more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience to WaterWatch Corporation, as well as an extensive background in organizational development. Ms. Yielding joins the company from Minol, USA, where she served as the Southeast regional sales manager. While at Minol, USA, Tasha played a vital role in penetrating both the Southeast and Central US markets consistently achieving sales goals.

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Clean and plentiful water provides the foundation for prosperous communities. We rely on clean water to survive, yet right now we are heading towards a water crisis. Key drinking water sources are being overdrawn or tainted with pollution. […]

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WaterWatch Corporation recently signed-on to provide the utility billing services for a 200-unit luxury apartment community located in Kansas City, MO. WaterWatch will oversee the implementation of the allocation billing process and manage the ongoing utility billing services. […]

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Why do investors purchase multifamily and commercial real estate properties? Many would say to produce a favorable return on their capital investment. Calculating ROI can be simple or complex depending on a variety of factors. Installing a water submetering system is one way to reduce utility expenses, while increasing your ROI. Why is now the perfect time for investors to put into operation a water submetering and billing service? […]

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You read that correctly. Eliminating water and sewer expenses can become a reality for your multifamily property. The simple way to accomplish this is by submetering water and sewer utilities.

Property owners and managers who have experienced submetering realize the value of submetering tenants for utilities. When tenants aren’t paying for their own metered water & sewer usage, they will often be less likely to report/fix leaks or conserve water. Many perspective tenants are also attracted to rental properties when they can be assured they are not paying for someone else usage or leaky toilet high usage from other units at the same property. […]

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Generally, most municipalities attach fixed flat charges to the water and wastewater usage bills as part of their capital charges. These charges are usually attributed to the master meter on-site, and can be quite substantial. When a commercial property is submetered and all utility charges are passed on to the tenants, it is very important to divide the fixed charges fairly to maintain tenant satisfaction and retention.

For example, I have seen instances where a small jewelry store was paying the same flat charges as the restaurant next door, which used 10 to 20 times more water. The jeweler had to vacate the premises because of the high utility costs.

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Are your residents complaining about high water bills? They could be experiencing a water leak. Water leaks are a common issue in apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and homes; no property is safe! Whether it is a slow leak from a kitchen faucet or water running through a toilet, your resident’s water and sewer bills will be directly affected. It’s important to educate residents about common water leaks, especially if they have never lived in a submetered unit.  […]

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In the last five years, nearly every region of the country has experienced water shortages. At least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions. As water use in the United States continues to increase, many regions have started looking for ways to conserve. […]

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