In a previous posting, we presented an overview of California submetering legislation, specifically, California Senate Bill 7. In this week’s installment, we will look at some important details of the legislation. SB 7, which took effect on January 1, 2018, can be summarized as follows: Intent As stated in the bill, the intent of the legislation is twofold: (a) To encourage the conservation of water in multifamily residential rental buildings through means either within the
California Senate Bill 7 took effect earlier this year. The bill encourages water
conservation in the state’s nearly 4.0 million multifamily residential housing units.
Among other things, the bill requires meters or submeters to be installed in all
newly constructed multi unit residential structures and in all newly constructed
mixed-use residential and commercial structures. The bill also requires the apartment owners and managers install submeters that
comply with Cali