Regulatory Compliance

“To preserve and defend the measurement
standards essential in providing the citizens
a basis of value comparison and fair
competition in the marketplace.”

With today’s evolving regulatory environment in the rapidly growing Submetering industry, Delta Utility Solutions prides itself on being in the forefront of regulations. By working with Delta Utility Solutions, a nationwide submetering installation company and a CA licensed service agency, you will be assured that your meters meet all regulatory standards and are installed by properly licensed plumbers, electricians, and technicians. Delta also makes sure our clients are properly disclosed as to how these regulations may affect them.

Here are some examples:

In California, Submetering is regulated by the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures and requires the following:

A commercial measuring device (i.e. meters for a Submetering system) may only be installed by a county sealer or a registered service agency. Delta Utility Solutions is a registered service agency. Any person employed by a service agency must have a current service agent license. All Delta installers are licensed service agents.

Prior to being used for commercial purposes the meters must meet certain requirements. A meter must be type-approved by the Department of Food and Agriculture. All meters must be inspected and sealed by the county sealer, prior to installation.

Charging tenants for cold water based on only their hot water measurements is an unacceptable practice under weights and measurements requirements.

The commercial use of an unapproved device or the use of an approved device in an application unsuited to its type is prohibited by California law. Under these circumstances, these devices cannot be used to charge tenants for the water that passes through them. These devices may however, be installed and used in a noncommercial way to give an indication of over usage or faulty plumbing.

All meters installed must be tested and registered with the Division of Weights and Measures and the owner must pay the appropriate annual device registration fee. This fee is determined per location and
the number of applicable submeters at that location.

Delta’s service does not end after the installation is complete. We can assist you in maintaining a 100% reading property by offering a maintenance program. In CA, we can assist owners in the annual re-testing of 10% of the meters on each property.

Delta will be your “turnkey” Submetering partner and assist you through the entire process to ensure that your properties are in compliance.

Our total focus is on designing, providing and installing a Submetering system for each client’s specific needs. We earn our client’s trust through our expertise, consistent delivery and quality of service. Delta believes this focus not only benefits the client but also is beneficial to the many high quality RBC companies we work with and can refer the client’s to, when they are ready to set up the utility billing. By concentrating on our core businesses separately, both the RBC and Delta can provide a higher quality of service in our areas of expertise.

Your Delta representative will be happy to discuss these issues in greater detail with you as they pertain to your specific project.


NARUC is the national association representing the State Public Service Commissioners who regulate essential utility services in your State. NARUC members are responsible for assuring reliable utility service at fair, just, and reasonable rates.

Public Utility Commission of Texas (est. 1975)
1701 North Congress Avenue
PO Box 13326
Austin, TX 78701-3326
Tel: 512-936-7000
Fax: 512-936-7003

Georgia Public Service Commission (est. 1879)
244 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334
Tel: 404-656-4501
Tel: 800-282-5813
Fax: 404-656-2341

California Public Utilities Commission (est. 1911)
California State Building
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298
Tel: 415-703-2782
Fax: 415-703-1758

Use this state-by-state directory site of Public Service Commissions to find the relevant regulations for Submetering use in your state: