Alaska Submetering Laws

Alaska allows landlords and property managers to install submetering systems and bill residents for individualized utility usage.

Residential water, electric and gas submetering, as well as RUBS billing, are all legal in Alaska. Sewer and trash billing can also be done individually. Service fees are also allowed, and lease agreements must be explicit about payments and obligations.

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska regulates utilities and utility issues in the state. A certificate from the RCA is required to submeter water.

Starting Submetering in Alaska

It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Alaska. It’s typically best to contact a utility billing and consulting firm like Synergy to ensure 100% compliance and effectiveness.

Submeters, with individual meters for each unit, can be used in existing buildings or new construction in Alaska. RUBS billing, which divides utility costs according to an industry-accepted formula, is also possible.

Steps to Implement Submetering in Alaska

Implementing submetering and outsourcing multifamily utility billing is a surprisingly quick process.

Utility submetering and outsourced utility billing in Alaska can be implemented in as little as a few weeks, at no net cost to the property owner or manager.