December 18, 2019
Kansas Submetering Laws
Kansas allows landlords and property managers to install submetering systems and bill residents for individualized utility usage.
Residential water, wastewater, electric and gas submetering, as well as RUBS billing, are all largely allowed in Kansas. Electricity and natural gas are regulated by the Kansas Corporation Commission, and may be prohibited under some providers.
As with all states, leases and rental agreements should make explicit who is responsible for utility payments.
If you have questions about submetering or RUBS in Kansas, contact us for information about your specific situation.
Starting Submetering in Kansas
It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Kansas. 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 Kansas. RUBS billing, which divides utility costs according to an industry-accepted formula, is also possible, though not for electricity.
Steps to Implement Submetering in Kansas
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 Kansas can be implemented in as little as a few weeks, at no net cost to the property owner or manager.