Submetering in NYC

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What is Submetering?

Submetering involves the installation of equipment to measure and bill each unit’s water, gas, or electric use. Submetering has grown steadily since it was invented in the early 1920’s. The most popular form of submetering is water submetering, although, on many occasions, each utility is submetered.

Does Submetering Actually Save Resources & Money?

Yes. Submetering typically saves 15-40% of the utility. NES has done several case studies to measure utility savings in both condominium and apartment communities.
In this example, the apartment community’s water was slowly Submetered as residents renewed their leases or new residents moved in. The data outlined is when approx 50% of residents were being submetered.

337 Unit Apartment Complex Submetering Case Study

Submetering Case Study Data

Submetering residents resulted in:

• 36% water savings

• 2,000 gallons water savings per unit

• About $30 per month lower water bill per unit

Water Cost & Usage

  • Average Water Cost Per Unit
  • Average Gallons Consumed Per Day

What Type of Real Estate Does NES Currently Submeter?

National Exemption Service Submeters all types of real estate including:
• Apartment Communities
• Condominiums
• Townhouses
• Mobile Home Parks
• Student Housing
Submetering Apartments

Is It Difficult To Install Submeters?

Installing submeters can range in difficulty depending on the installation locations. The NES submetering specialists will review your real estate and recommend the best course of action. RUBS may also be an option depending on local regulations. In California, as of January 1st, 2018, all new multi-family construction started after 1/1/18 must be submetered. Anything built prior to this, RUBS can be utilized.
Preexisting Structures requires the water line in each unit needs to accessible and have enough space to install a football-sized water meter.
New Construction is much easier since submeters can be planned during construction. NES even provides spacers so the plumbing can be finished and the submeters can be installed later in the process.
Updating old water meters with new wireless meters is another service that NES offers.
Water Meters

Does NES Provide Billing & Collection Services?

Yes. NES is a turn key utility management company that handles every aspect of Submetering. NES will install the submeters or take over your existing system, pay your utility bills, and then bill your residents for the correct amount. Billing and collections can often be the most time-consuming part of submetering. NES has a dedicated department that professionally handles all billing and collection issues.
Submetering Collections

What Utilities Does NES Submeter?

NES Submeters all major utilities – Water/Sewer, Gas, Electric.
NES can also handle other utilities such as trash, cable or telephone.
Electric Meter

What's The Cost of Installing Submeters?

The cost of purchasing and installing submeters can vary greatly depending on the complexity of your real estate and which utilities you want to Submeter. When you request a quote from NES, the submetering specialist will determine your project size and any associated challenges. If water submetering does not make sense for your real estate, it is possible RUBS may be a better option.
Submetering in multifamily real estate usually has a positive return on investment within 12-18 months.
Often times, water rates get increased and the ROI can be realized even sooner.
Water Submeters

Why Choose NES?

NES is an American owned and operated company since its inception in 1968. Submetering has changed dramatically over the decades, and NES has experienced it all. Submetering started with manual meters that required someone to read the measurements monthly. Today, submeters are state of the art wireless devices that report water usage on a daily basis. NES even provides an extended warranty to landlords that covers all mechanical issues related to the meter. Unlike competitors, NES sells or leases the meters at cost which is unheard of in the submetering business.
50+ Years Experience

Partner with a trusted Utility Management company that has the experience and capabilities to handle the largest of projects.

Extended Submeter Warranties

NES will replace any equipment that breaks if NES is handling the billing.*

Billing, Collections, Compliance, Phone Support -- All In House

NES doesn't outsource. When you call NES, you speak to a human.

Online Payment Options & Autopay

NES provides online tools for managers and residents as well as a variety of payment methods. Residents can receive their water bill in their email.

50+ Years Experience
Bilingual Customer Support
Complete Submetering Solution
Nonproprietary Submeters
Utility Management Portal
Extended Submeter Warranties*

Compare Submetering Companies

National Exemption Service
50+ Years Experience
Sells meters, installs & bills residents
Variety of online payment options
Non-Proprietary Meters
In-house Bilingual Phone Support
On-boarding for managers
Financing & installation payment plans
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Other Companies
A Few Years Experience
Bills Residents
A few online payment options
Proprietary meters & software
Outsourced Phone Support

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