When you deploy a Automated Meter Reading system, you are able to bill tenants for what they use–and only what they use. With all other forms of allocation the people that use less water end up subsidizing those that use too much.
It’s also green. In 2004, a consortium of federal, state, and municipal groups comissioned a proper, rigorous, scientific study of the practice of submetering. Their conclusions were unequivocal, submetering lowers consumption, other methods do not. And it lowers it by 15 to 50%! Quite a bit.]]>
Go over your father-in-law’s contract thoroughly, and if that’s truly the case, I would suggest you contact a legal professional to further understand your options. Let us know how it goes.]]>
Doesn’t seem reasonable for a contract to last for 15 years with no chance to renegotiate or cancel based on poor service or changed conditions. One way contracts seem so 18th Century.]]>