West Virginia Submetering Laws

West Virginia appears to allow 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 allowed in West Virginia, though there may be some local exceptions.

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 West Virginia, contact us for information about your specific situation.

Starting Submetering in West Virginia

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

Steps to Implement Submetering in West Virginia

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

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