December 16, 2019
Louisiana Submetering Laws
Louisiana’s submetering and utility billing laws are somewhat complicated. Landlords and property managers are allowed to install submetering systems and bill residents for individualized utility usage in some cases.
Electric and gas submetering, as well as RUBS billing and trash bill allocation, are all allowed in Louisiana. Submetering and RUBS billing for water and wastewater, however, are prohibited by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
If you have questions about submetering or RUBS in Louisiana, contact us for information about your specific situation.
Starting Submetering in Louisiana
It’s easy to implement electric and gas submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana. RUBS billing, which divides utility costs according to an industry-accepted formula, is also possible, though not for water.
Steps to Implement Submetering in Louisiana
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 Louisiana can be implemented in as little as a few weeks, at no net cost to the property owner or manager.