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Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) Regulations

Submetering and RUBS in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia has a population of 1.57 million people.
 

The average 2 bedroom apartment rents for $1,193 per month.

 

Cold winters and hot summers result in high utility bills.

Multifamily owners concerned about their net operating income have some choices to make about how utilities are allocated to their multifamily properties and should be aware of local utility regulations.

Water

Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS)  – Allowed with Restrictions
Submetering – Allowed with Restrictions

Gas

Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) – Law is Silent
Submetering – Law is Silent

Electric

Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) is not allowed with exceptions
Submetering – Not allowed with exceptions

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