Submetering in Washington State - Important Things To Consider Before Implementing a Submeter System

Washington Submetering Regulations

Gas and electric submetering in the State of Washington is regulated by the Washington Public Utility and Transportation Commission. Several local jurisdictions have also enacted regulations governing properties within their jurisdictions.

While there are no statewide water submetering regulations, Seattle has enacted a comprehensive submetering and third party billing ordinance governing properties located within the city.

For more information about the Washington regulatory environment, please contact our Tacoma office (

Key elements of Washington’s utility submetering and allocation environment are summarized below.

Water and Sewer