Sub-metered private utilities
We have sub-metered many MHPs in Texas, registering with PUC is required (and straight forward),
Her’s the link for the Texas PUC’s requirements: Submetered Utility Service for Property Owners (texas.gov)
Proper accounting is imperative, therefor an experienced third party billing service should be considered.
Problems arrise when the utilities are owned by the MHP owner. Almost through out the US, only the cost of the utility service can be passed through, explicity no infrastructure costs. In other states we have passed through the cost related providing the utility service ( for example electric , testing, treatement). However, Texas’s PUC refers only to passing through charges from the " local utility supplier".
Most likely if you own the utility, the owner has to register as a Utility, which entails a lot of reporting and documentation, same as a muncipal utility, which maybe cost prohibitive.
Bottom line: Check if any PUC filings regarding your MHP: There maybe an order dissallowing charging the residents; Or hopefully you may find, a previous PUC filing allowing billing the residents for utilities.
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