Statewide Virtual Meeting Wed Nov 2: Water Submetering How-To

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This presentation will teach the basics of water submetering. Why we should, what it costs, and how to bill compliantly. In particular, we will review:

  • Motivating horror stories of tenant water usage gone bad
  • Basic cost/benefit analysis and ROI
  • When to install meters
  • Which types of meters are available
  • Upgrading or verifying low-flow fixtures
  • How to get the town or city to sign off
  • The legal framework for metering
  • The MassLandlords invoice which facilitates monthly or quarterly billing
  • Frequently asked questions for submetering

Attendees will leave knowing that water submetering is a good goal to work towards, and knowing the next steps to take when ready.

"FYI, we submetered at a property we used to own in the 1990s in Florida that had 93 units. Our water (and therefore sewer) bill went down 20%! As soon as a resident noticed a drip or toilet running, they called and demanded it be fixed!" Attendee from a previous session

Image of a flow iq water submeter in a basement
One type of water meter
picture of MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi
MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi

This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Doug's presentation was excellent. He was very clear and provided detailed explanations." -Larry
"Doug always holds very informative classes full of substance and Very organized!" -Thomas
"Your answers to member's questions were most helpful." -Liz
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Patrick Sullivan of Obtainable Sobriety, also a MassLandlords Director, will moderate networking time.
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Networking time will be moderated by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. He became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers. Patrick sits on the statewide MassLandlords Board of Directors.

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Wednesday, November 2nd

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00 pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40 pm Presentation
  • 6:40 pm Virtual meeting ends

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Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

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Topic: Water Submetering Virtual Meeting November 2, 2022 Time: Nov 2, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86774469864 Meeting ID: 867 7446 9864 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online. Dial by your location +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 646 931 3860 US +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 386 347 5053 US +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 564 217 2000 US +1 669 444 9171 US +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 719 359 4580 US Meeting ID: 867 7446 9864 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online. Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSOofpjJZ

Pricing

Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Public: $21
  • Members: $7

This event will not be recorded.

Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Water submetering.

 

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