Customer satisfaction for over 35 years
Founded in 1983, Guardian provides a full-suite of utility cost recovery services including submeter system-design, submeter installation services, submeter data acquisition, utility billing, collections and utility management - all backed by a 35 year commitment to superior customer service. We work directly with our customers to increase net operating income, improve property valuation and promote water conservation.
Guardian offers submetering solutions for owners and managers of apartments, condominiums, offices, retail stores, manufactured housing and marinas. Our first priority is to efficiently recover utility costs through the application of submetering measurement technologies. Guardian technologies are supported by an in-house staff of programmers and web application engineers. Our Southern California regional office provides timely submeter installation and technical support to help maximize recovery of utility costs and protect your bottom line.
California Submetering Legal Environment
NEW WATER SUBMETERING REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018
All multifamily housing built after January 1, 2018 must be submetered for water
Ratio Utility Billing Service (RUBS) still permitted for properties built prior to January 1st, 2018
Cap placed on third party utility billing fee
Property management must meet strict notification requirements for tenants billed separately for water
New resident utility bill format and presentation requirements
Contact Guardian for more details
CALIFORNIA WEIGHTS & MEASURES REQUIREMENTS
All California type approved submeters must first be submitted to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's local Division of Weights & Measures for testing and approval prior to installation. California submeters must be installed by a licensed service agency. Guardian's license is #30699. We work very closely with our clients to fully understand their building's plumbing infrastructure before recommending a submetering system that fully complies with Weights & Measures code.
Weights & Measures requires the submeters to be placed in service by a licensed service agency at a location where the resident can easily read the meter at eye level or below. If the meter can not be installed at such a location, remote displays units must also be installed by the licensed service agency. Contact Guardian for more details.
Property owner cannot provide utility service at a profit. Local ordinances may apply. Submetering regulations are subject to change. Contact Guardian Water & Power, Inc. for the most recent submetering and utility billing regulations in California.
Water Submetering: Permitted
Gas Submetering: Permitted
Electric Submetering: Permitted