Re: Metering costs
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:31:48 -0800 (PST)
I wish we had metered everything. I think it teaches us to be more aware of our 

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> On Mar 10, 2021, at 6:27 PM, janetmusicrn [at] wrote:
> When we built 12 years ago we didn't separately meter gas and water in our
> new buildings but we did separately meter electricity, thinking correctly
> that electricity use is much more variable (AC, refrigerator size,
> electronics...).
> I regret that decision now. My electric bill runs between $28-$42 a month;
> $20 of that is for fixed metering fees. Collectively we 29 units pay $7000
> in electric metering fees per year. I would rather put that back in our
> pockets, and if some of us pay a little more for electricity than we use
> through condo fees, so what? It will never be as much as the metering fee.
> As for trying to control over-use of resources (gas/electricity/water) with
> metering... I am surprised how cost insensitive my neighbors' behaviors
> are. Folks are very reluctant to change comfort behaviors. We have some
> success with sharing conservation measures.
> Janet Murphy
> Arboretum Cohousing
> p.s. Thank you to those who are starting to delete the thread when you
> write the list. Too often I go searching for the new comment someone has
> written, and can't find it for all the clutter.
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