Hey there! I’m billing back W/S to a community that wasn’t set up that way before, as it turns out however, the city charges roughly $20 of base fees per Mobile Home Lot in this community before any usage is accounted for (Water and sewer base fees, taxes and something else) - this to me means that with regular usage (3,000-5,000) gallons of usage per home, their bill would be 50-60 a month when you add in the base fees from the city. This seems pretty high to me…
Curious to know what other operators would prefer to do. Would you guys:
Absorb these base fees and only charge the tenant for their usage.
Bill them back to the tenant along with their usage bill?.
In this state it’s legal to do it both ways, so long you aren’t profiting, which was also confirmed by the city. So it’s a business decision really, not a legal one.
I know operators typically just bill it all, but to me 20 dollars on just base fees seems pretty egregious. Not sure how others would feel…
Thanks for any thoughts!