Hawaii Submetering Laws

Hawaii 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 Hawaii at the state level. However, some municipalities and local utility providers prohibit individualized billing.

If you have questions about submetering or RUBS in Hawaii, contact us for information about your specific situation.

Starting Submetering in Hawaii

It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Hawaii. 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 Hawaii, if allowed locally. RUBS billing, which divides utility costs according to an industry-accepted formula, is also possible.

Steps to Implement Submetering in Hawaii

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

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