I've lived in my apartment for two years (Aug/Sep lease) going on to my third. Before I sign the lease I want to make sure I'm not screwing myself over with the water bill.
The first year I did not pay for water, (2012-2013) then, when I signed my 2013-2014 it was all of a sudden added. I checked the legality and didn't see if anything was off (they said there was a separate meter, I was a new tenant, etc) now I'm renewing ym lease with the same place and have a few questions.
-I don't have access to the sub-meter. I have no idea where it is in the apartment (there's no basement access) can I pay based on that?
-Also, they've never sent me certification that they can actually sub meter, in the lease the only thing that's attached is a form saying its legal to do this. Can I ask for the certificate to make sure? I know the utilities are supposed to be low flow, and a new shower head, faucet, toilet were not installed in my apartment after the first year (when I didn't pay water) so I question if they are low flow?