December 2, 2019
Georgia Submetering Laws
Georgia allows landlords and property managers to install submetering systems and bill residents for individualized utility usage.
In fact, all multi-tenant buildings permitted on or after July 1, 2012 are required to utilize water submetering as part of the Georgia Water Stewardship Act. There is no such requirement for electric, natural gas, trash or other utilities, though individualized billing is allowed for all.
If you have questions about submetering or RUBS in Georgia, contact us for information about your specific situation.
Starting Submetering in Georgia
It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Georgia. 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 Georgia. RUBS billing, which divides utility costs according to an industry-accepted formula, is also possible.
Steps to Implement Submetering in Georgia
Implementing submetering and outsourcing multifamily utility billing is a surprisingly quick process.
- First contact a utility billing specialist like Synergy. You can also request a quick quote on our website.
- We’ll hold an introductory call. If it’s a fit, we’ll then review the site in person (if necessary).
- Our consultants will determine the best mix of service offerings and technology for you, and deliver a formal proposal.
- We then work with industry-leading installers to install submeters and ensure everything is working correctly.
- We handle all aspects of meter reading, resident billing and collections on your behalf.
Utility submetering and outsourced utility billing in Georgia can be implemented in as little as a few weeks, at no net cost to the property owner or manager.