Important North Carolina Submetering Rules - Must Read Before You Submeter in North Carolina

Submetering in North Carolina is regulated by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). The commission has established a comprehensive regulatory framework. Key elements of North Carolina’s submetering and utility billing regulations are summarized below.

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Regulatory Exclusions

North Carolina’s submetering regulations exclude apartments with 14 or fewer units and all condominium communities.

RUBS Prohibition

North Carolina’s submetering regulations specifically prohibit the use of all ratio utility billing systems RUBS within the State. Each rental unit is required to have an individual water submeter.

Gas Submetering Prohibited

The State of North Carolina disallows subm