Idaho Submetering Laws

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

Most forms of residential water, electric and gas submetering, as well as RUBS billing, are OK in Idaho. RUBS for electricity, however, is not allowed.

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

Starting Submetering in Idaho

It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Idaho. 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 Idaho. RUBS billing, which divides utility costs according to an industry-accepted formula, is also possible, though not for electricity.

Steps to Implement Submetering in Idaho

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

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