Proudly Serving Bakersfield, California
Jet Utilities, serving Bakersfield, California, is a full-service submeter installation and utility billing company. We are prepared to take care of your submeter system needs, with services including submeter conversion, automatic meter reading systems, utility billing, leak detection, water line repair, and water line replacement. Delivering great customer service is our number one priority, so we make sure you speak to real people on the phone and have 24/7 support throughout the process. Rest easy knowing we specialize in the private water districts, multi-family housing, and manufactured housing markets. Don’t be afraid by our small size; we are a small company with big capabilities.
Water Metering Bakersfield, California
California Legal Information
- Gas Submetering: Allowed
- Water Submetering: Allowed With Restrictions
- Electricity Submetering: Allowed
Ratio Utility Billing:
- Gas Ratio Utility Billing (RUBs): Not Allowed
- Water Ratio Utility Billing (RUBs): Allowed With Restrictions
- Electricity Ratio Utility Billing (RUBs): Allowed
Overview: Privately owned electric, natural gas, water, and sewer utilities are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Publicly owned or municipal utilities, like the SMUD or the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, are outside of CPUC's jurisdiction and cannot be governed by the commission.
CPUC does control natural gas utility service for customers of Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southwest Gas, and a few smaller natural gas utility companies. These customers add up to approximately 10.8 million.
In addition to this, several state agencies regulate water at the state, county, and city levels. Make sure to check local jurisdiction, as the PUC only makes decisions concerning privately owned water utilities - just a small percentage of water in the state.
Beginning January 1, 2018, California State Senate Bill 7 will require water submetering in all constructed multi-family areas. SB7 aims to promote water conservation and keep tenants' water usage in check, while still ensuring consumer protection. Additional water rulemaking is allowed, providing that the rules are as strict or more strict than what is in place. (See Article 5. Section 537.3 (c) of SB7 regarding Multi-Unit Structures). Local regulations may differ between cities, counties, or other local divisions. Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing regulations are subject to change.
Contact Jet Utilities for assistance or questions with Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing regulations and ordinance in California.