Utility Submetering

Water conservation efforts are the first step in controlling increasing water costs, however, the ultimate solution is water submetering. American Water & Energy Savers can assist you in submetering your multi-family property. We can also submeter for electric and gas.

Individual meters are installed in each apartment and linked through a wireless RF (radio frequency) system allowing for daily meter reading from anywhere in the country. AWES generates and submits bills to the residents for their utility bill each month and then “sweeps” the lock-box account and reimburses you from funds collected. Owner continues to pay the master meter bill from the local utility provider. AWES provides monthly reports to the owner that covers billed and paid accounts, adjustments, monthly summaries, arrears and move-outs. All information is available to ownership via the web.

Residents pay a modest billing/monitoring fee each month as a part of their utility bill. Payments can be accepted from residents directly at the property and entered onsite via the web site or paid directly to AWES via the following:

  • Check by Phone
  • Check by Internet
  • Check by U.S. Mail
  • Credit Card by Phone
  • Credit Card by Internet

AWES recommends that water submetering be activated after a water conservation program is instituted.

Benefits

1. Submetering eliminates utility costs from the rent equation so your property stays more competitive.
2. Owner can recover all if not most of the entire monthly utility bill thus increasing cash flow.
3. Water submetering encourages residents to report leaks so you can take care of small problems before they become major repairs.
4. Submetering enables residents to be directly responsible for their own energy and water consumption leading to a “greener” property.


Equipment


Water

Master Meter Multi-Jets (5/8", 3/4" and 1")
Master Meter Multi-Jets (1 1/2" and 2")
Master Meter Flexibel Axis Meters
AMCO C700 Positive Displacement Meter
AMCO C700 Meter with InsideR™ Transmitter
Neptune T10 Meter (5/8", 3/4" and 1")
Neptune T10 Meter (1 1/2" and 2")

A.W.W.A. STANDARDS - The American Water Works Association has set standards that the industry believes all meters should meet. Some meters being sold on the marketplace today do not meet these standards and are, therefore, more prone to problems and a shorter life expectancy. American Water chooses its meters accordingly.


Electric

IMS Integrated Metering Systems Series 1000
IMS Integrated Metering Systems 3PH4 2000
IMS Integrated Metering Systems Mini-Meter
IMS Integrated Metering Systems Mini-Meter Components


Gas

Actaris METRIS Gas meter
NORGAS GALLUS 2000 Gas meter
NORGAS GALLUS RT 500 Run-Time Modules


Wireless RF AMR (automatic meter reading) Systems

INOVONICS Wireless AMR Systems
INOVONICS TAPWATCH Wireless AMR Systems
Hexagram Fixed Network Wireless AMR Systems
Hexagram Submetering Modules
Hexagram Submetering Data Collection Units