RE: Minimum Water Bill for master meter?
Almost all municipal and private water suppliers charge both base fees (same charge each billing cycle) and usage charges which are based on consumption. Water fees and charges are typically regulated through a government related identity, for example a State Utility Commission, or in some cases a city or county agency. Find the agency and confirm the rates being charged are correct.
In your case, appears you are paying $1035 for base charges (45 units X $23) for use up to 67.5 K gallons (total MHP), then and $765 for usage ( 86 K gallons @ $8.90 per 1000 gallons). Total of $1800 per month, Overall usage is running approx. 3.4K per home which is typical for the average 1 or 2 person household. (Great !).
Sub-metering takes the water & sewer component out of the rental equation. Water rates will continue to go up, like electric, cable TV, ect. Let the sub-metering company handle the future pass through increases. The annual water increases will be a non-event to you,
as the landlord.
We’re here to answer your water sub-metering questions.
Southern Water Management