Water submetering is quickly becoming standard for utility management in the multifamily industry. In fact, states like California, Texas, and Georgia require submeters in all new construction projects. Submeter systems capture water data on a unit level. Capturing this data is a win-win for both residents and management staff. Residents win because they can now be billed for their exact water usage which typically results in conservation. Management wins through the ability to monitor and mitigate water leaks with this data.
Why Smart Submeters
Non-catastrophic leaks are common in multi-family communities. Examples of non-catastrophic leaks include constantly running toilets, slowly dripping faucets, and leaky pipes in less frequently visited areas like mechanical rooms or crawl spaces. These types of leaks often go undetected for days or weeks, resulting in wasted money – in the form of wasted water – and in some cases, costly water damage or mold.
The following are typical costs that a property could expect to incur due to non-catastrophic leaks and inefficient utility management:
$10 per day for undetected running toilets and faucets.
$10,000 avg. in damage for typical appliance or plumbing leaks.
Why NextCentury Meters
This integration between Dwelo and NextCentury offers owners, managers, and maintenance, the necessary tools and notifications to significantly mitigate the costs caused by these occurrences.
With Dwelo + NextCentury, property management and maintenance staff will receive notifications in the event that a water leak or water temperatures that could cause freezing pipes are detected. Staff are notified of the community and unit that these events are occurring.
About NextCentury Meters
NextCentury is bringing sub-metering into the next century. We develop metering equipment, systems and cloud software that work seamlessly together and provide the easiest installation and maintenance. Take control of rising utility costs by installing a NextCentury Submetering System. Billing residents for their exact utility consumption can ensure your company is recapturing all of the residential utility expense in your community. For more information visit www.nextcenturymeters.com