Drought

COMMON-AREA UTILITY BILLS: 2015 LEGISLATIVE RECAP AND 2016 INITIATIVES

Feb 22, 2016 |

COMMON-AREA UTILITY BILLS:  2015 LEGISLATIVE RECAP AND 2016 INITIATIVES:   In 2015, the theme of the year was water conservation, especially concerning common interest developments.  Here is a quick recap of 2015 laws pertaining to common-area utilities:   ASSEMBLY BILL 349 (Gonzalez): This bill was signed into law in 2015, and makes void and unenforceable … read more

How To Reduce Your Water Expenses WITHOUT Reducing Your Water Use!!!

Sep 21, 2015 |

How To Reduce Your Water Expenses WITHOUT Reducing Your Water Use!!!     During the drought in the early 90’s, water became a commodity for the first time in history, and the cost of water soared, and these water prices have remained high long after that drought was over.  Then, recycling of trash became mandatory … read more

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

May 20, 2015 |

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.:  What You Don't Know Could Cost You In the past, residents were not responsible for utility costs.  The typical resident would only be responsible for paying rent and could use an unlimited amount of utilities.  This has caught the attention of regulators, environmentalists and property owners and has resulted in a dramatic … read more

Ways to Conserve Water in the Home

May 1, 2015 |

Water Conservation Summary. . .     In 1990, 30 states in the US reported 'water-stress' conditions. In 2000, the number of states reporting water-stress rose to 40. In 2009, the number rose to 45. There is a worsening trend in water supply nationwide. Taking measures at home to conserve water not only saves you … read more

Can You Fight Ever-Increasing Utility Costs?

Sep 1, 2014 |

Can You Fight Ever-Increasing Utility Costs?   Utility charges are on an upward trend with no end in sight. The good news: You can hold back and even reverse increases in electric, water, and other utility costs — with help from a utility audit.   With extreme weather and severe droughts grabbing headlines — especially … read more

Is Your Association Paying Too Much for Utilities?

Jun 1, 2014 |

Is Your Association Paying Too Much for Utilities?   You've installed energy saving technologies, conserved, and installed drought tolerant landscaping — but your association’s common area utility charges are still too high. And drought conditions will drive up costs even more.   Enlist an ally to help you curb out-of-control utility costs: Pacific Utility Audit. … read more