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Water Submetering 2017-11-03T17:26:29+00:00

With over thirty years experience specializing in multifamily utility cost allocation, Invoice America has the experience, the know-how and the best equipment available to submeter water consumption in your apartment complex. For new construction and existing properties, Invoice America is the only name you need to know for water submetering.

INDUSTRY STANDARD FLEXIBLE AXIS WATER METERS

Install using a horizontal or vertical water feed, with a brass or a plastic flow tube, with or without couplings using industry leading Flexible Axis Meters with pulsing heads and integrated frequency-hopping RF signal transmitters

CUTTING EDGE RADIO TECHNOLOGY

Frequency-hopping, spread spectrum RF (radio frequency) wireless water meter monitors are installed in every apartment. This equipment is used to monitor water consumption in over two million apartments nationwide. Automated nightly data collection is provided using either a dial-up modem or an internet connection.

TRADITIONAL WATER SUBMETERING

NEW CONSTRUCTION

The first step for water submetering is to review the matter with your engineers and architects before the design phase concludes. To implement submetering, it is essential to decide beforehand, so that the designs include a single point of water supply. This will allow for measuring 100% of each apartment’s usage

EXISTING PROPERTIES (RETROFIT)

Some existing properties were built with the plumbing configuration to support water submetering. They were constructed so the entire water used by an apartment enters the unit at one single point and with adequate space (in an appropriate area) for a water submeter. This setup also allows for measuring 100% of each apartment’s usage.

System Features

INFERENTIAL WATER SUBMETERING

Some existing properties were built without the pluming configuration to support water submetering. However, with individual hot water tanks, these properties are excellent candidates for inferential submetering. In this approach, only the water that feeds the hot water tank is measured. That measured usage is then used to infer the total usage for that apartment, based on the total usage for the building.

System Features

RELIABLE AUTOMATED MONTHLY READINGS & BILLINGS

Water consumption data is automatically uploaded daily from your property’s onsite data collector to our centrally-located billing facility in Omaha, Nebraska. At the end of each monthly period, a statement that looks like an ordinary utility bill is prepared by Invoice America and mailed directly to apartment residents. Our available third-party payment processing gives tenants the impression Invoice Ameica billings are comparable to other utilities…the sense of payment to an independent third party…not the sense of payment to the property.