Water

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

LOS ANGELES D.W.P. BILLING PROBLEMS….

Feb 2, 2015 |

A RECAP OF 2013 AND 2014   The History Late in 2013, LADWP implemented a new customer billing system that replaced its 40-year old customer billing system. What happened next is, as they say, history…   There were so many billing errors, delayed bills, estimated bills, poor customer service and overall confusion for both customers … read more

Can a Condo Association Demand Bulk-Rate Water Billing?

Sep 1, 2014 |

Can a Condo Association Demand Bulk-Rate Water Billing? If you feel your association is being overcharged for water service, there are steps you can take toward resolving the problem.   Q. We are a condominium association receiving water from a utility company that bills each individual condo. Most owners occupy their units for only four … read more

Pay for Performance Utility Auditing: How It Benefits You

Sep 1, 2014 |

Pay for Performance Utility Auditing: How It Benefits You Do you suspect utility services cost too much — but don’t know what to do about it? Find out for sure with help from a utility audit that costs you nothing out of pocket. If your business or association could recoup hundreds or thousands of dollars … read more