It’s critical that your community’s utility submetering system is installed swiftly and correctly. Since 1997, WaterWatch has placed hundreds of submetering systems into operation and continues to maintain each organization’s submeters and various network applications. Our focus is multi-family, condominium, and commercial properties.
Your community’s building mechanical layout determines the approach we take to install a utility submetering system. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and our industry experience makes it easy for WaterWatch to tailor an innovative installation solution to fit your property’s specific needs.
Submeters can be installed by our trained installation team or property owners may choose to install submeters themselves. Visit the submetering equipment portion of our website to learn more about warranty information and the variety of manufacturers we utilize throughout the installation process.
WaterWatch has been at the forefront of the submetering industry for over 14 years and handles utility submeter installations for new construction with efficiency and ease. We ensure that state compliance and statute are completed, necessary submetering technology is installed, and systems are inspected to best benefit your new property. Learn More…
To begin the installation process, WaterWatch’s operations personnel will contact your project manager, collect data on the new property, and complete a property regulatory and mechanical review. During the construction development, WaterWatch will ship submeters with tagged identification unit numbers to the construction site to be installed by the general contractor’s plumbing subcontractor.
WaterWatch will then arrive on-site to install the network platform technology needed to read these submeters and inspect all systems at the conclusion of construction. Monitoring and resident billing services will be phased in at the completion of each of the building(s) or units. Your property will begin to be reimbursed for utility expenses when the first resident occupies a unit.
WaterWatch utilizes our strategic vision and proven industry products when installing submeters for an existing property. Our experienced team will make certain that management transition issues are completed, submetering technology is installed in agreed upon locations, and installed systems are inspected. Learn More…
WaterWatch will first perform an on-site evaluation to verify the best submetering solution. We also ensure that all management issues such as: state regulation compliance, lease addendums, resident installation notices, meter installation locations, and installation schedules will be completed.
Our professional staff will arrive on-site, install submeters in agreed upon locations, and activate the network platform technology. WaterWatch will perform an inspection at the end of installation. Monitoring and resident billing services are phased-in with lease renewals and your property will begin getting reimbursed for utility costs immediately following installation.
Previously Submetered Properties
If you’re not pleased with your current utility billing provider’s service, WaterWatch specializes in transferring billing services from previously submetered communities. We offer free consultations and a free transition program that allow your property to switch billing providers effortlessly. Learn More…
To begin, WaterWatch will review and council your organization on any service contract termination issues. We will then perform an on-site evaluation to verify the status of your existing submetering system. WaterWatch will also ensure that all management transition issues such as: state regulation compliance, rate analysis, vendor notification of cancellation of services, resident transition of services letter, lease addendums, resident installation notices, and installation schedules will be completed prior to the submetering transition.
If necessary, WaterWatch’s professional staff will arrive on-site to reactivate or update the outdated system. Every meter will be installed in the agreed upon location and the existing or new network platform technology activated.
The transition process is proven and reliable. In fact, a noteworthy 25% of our total business has come from transferring previously billed properties.
Ratio Utility Billing Services (RUBS)
RUBS are an alternative approach to allocating utility expenses that are used when a property’s mechanical system cannot support submetering. Learn More…
> Initially, RUBS formulas are created to allocate utility usage based on factors including square footage and number of occupants. The property’s master meter usage will then be divided among residents according to these established formulas. There is no capital outlay to the property owner to contract WaterWatch to implement a RUBS system.
WaterWatch takes many variables into account when determining installation costs, including property mechanical configuration, necessary technology, and utility to be submetered. Learn More…
New construction installation prices are determined by site plan drawings and can be as low as $95.00 or as high as $350.00 per unit. The average WaterWatch installation price is $139.00 per unit. Submeters, network technology, mechanical configuration, and project location are just some of the variables taken into consideration when proposing a price.
Installation costs for existing communities are determined by telephone discussions, digital picture, and in some instances, an on-site assessment. Pricing can range from $155.00 to $350.00 per unit with $206.00 per unit as the average WaterWatch installation price. Your property’s mechanical configuration is a key component to this pricing structure. A difficult installation requires more labor costs and therefore increases installation price.
Depending on energy provider’s rates in your community, your submetering system return on investment will be between 10 to 18 months.
What Locations Can WaterWatch Service?
Our wireless technology network allows us to service virtually any community throughout the nation. If your property requires a visual meter reader to record monthly meter usage, we have a nationwide network of meter readers. Click here to view current territory locations.
Call 800-256-9826 to speak with a WaterWatch representative or click on Contact Us. If desired, a representative will schedule a free on-site appointment and discuss the best submetering system for your property.