Single Family and ADU
Water submetering for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) offers several advantages, both for property owners and ADU residents:
Improved Property Value: Implementing water submetering can enhance the market value of the property. Prospective tenants or buyers may be attracted to properties with submetering due to the potential for fair billing and resource conservation.
Revenue Generation: For property owners, water submetering represents an opportunity to generate additional revenue. ADU residents' contributions to water bills can offset the property's utility costs, potentially increasing the property's overall profitability.
Equitable Billing: One of the primary benefits of water submetering is that it allows for fair and accurate billing based on actual consumption. ADU residents only pay for the water they use, eliminating the need to divide water costs evenly among all units, which may be unfair if consumption varies significantly.
Leak Detection: Submetering enables early detection of leaks within individual ADUs. This can help prevent water damage, reduce repair costs, and minimize disruptions for both single family and ADU residents and property owners.
Transparency: Water submetering provides transparency in billing. ADU residents receive itemized bills that clearly show their water usage and costs, fostering trust and reducing disputes related to water charges.
Compliance with Regulations: In some states such as California, water submetering services may be a regulatory requirement. Implementing submetering ensures compliance with local and state regulations, reducing the risk of legal issues.