Our Water Usage Program
Your water consumption usually takes the most significant share of your utilities, but did you know it doesn’t have to? In this article, we give you a glimpse of our Water Usage Program–keeping your water expenses low and your income high. How Our Water Usage Program Works The Water Usage Protection Program allows…
Your water consumption usually takes the most significant share of your utilities, but did you know it doesn’t have to? In this article, we give you a glimpse of our Water Usage Program–keeping your water expenses low and your income high.
How Our Water Usage Program Works
The Water Usage Protection Program allows us to download your water usage every single day and put it into our monitoring system.
We will create a baseline average for your property to compare it. Then any time there is a spike in usage of your property, your property manager is notified. Then your residents are contacted to see if there are any obvious leaks.
If they report back any leaks, we solve them immediately. If your residents don’t respond, we will visit that property to do a visual inspection, along with using toilet tabs and reading the meter.
Let me show you an example. Above is a spreadsheet; we created a property here and what we do is we made a graph of every single day in the water usage.
We’re going to have the average daily usage here. We know the maximum usage so far, and we’re going to look at how many days are above the average minimum usage.
For example, days above the average, weekend averages, because on weekends people are home more, they might be doing more laundry, taking longer showers, and relaxing.
What we’re going to do is watch this on a daily basis to see what’s high and what’s not. And on any of these days that come in really high, we will contact your residents and try to see if there are any leaks or if it’s just over-usage.
How We Monitor Your Water Usage
In addition, we’ll look for every single area in which we do this. Whether it’s in Cambridge or Boston and Brookline, we’re going to see the rates that you pay.
We’re going to do an average of costs, all of the properties that were currently doing the monitoring from – for beds and baths – to get an idea of a good amount of usage.
You don’t know for your building whether a certain amount of water is a high amount or a low amount, but we are able to do this because we can compare it against other properties that we manage with different sizes of beds and baths.
Then, what ends up happening is that each property will have its own spreadsheet, and we will look at every single reading and every single day.
And what we will do is monitor this three times a week. Typically, we can do it more often if you like, and then we’ll try to keep those water bills low.
Water can be one of the highest usages for a landlord’s property: equating it to money, literally going down the drain.
If you or anyone else you know is looking for a proactive property manager that would be able to help keep your water cost low, your expenses low, and your income high, please think of Green Ocean Property Management: where you get more than a property manager, you get peace of mind.
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