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Old 03-07-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: St. Pete/ ATL
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Im trying to find out from those that rent what your average water bill is monthly:
Specifically those who live in apartments where water is not individually sub metered and water is allocated based on a combination of square footage of your apartment and the number of persons residing in the apartment.

Its that quite a few apartments do this in the Tampa area which is sort of a turn off for me as Ive never dealt this, only been responsible for what I use.

Ive gotten replies from places like Camden that say they do this. I wouldn't mind starting off with them as the company I work for sets me up for their elite benefits program but like i said this whole dividing water thing up has me very hesitant about them and several other companies .
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: FL
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If I recall correctly it was about $56/ month last time I did rent in Pasco County and I don't think it was individually metered either, back around 2007.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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I rent a house but we pay roughly 35 a month, but we are on septic, so that might also differ from people on sewer.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Brandon, FL
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$16-ish per month for water and sewer in a 1BR apartment in Brandon.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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One place with about 35 units in S. Tampa was about $35. My current place with around 100 units is about the same but the water runs $10 and trash is $25.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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find the legalities of what you are being charged for,,, you should have your own meter- for your consumption. why pay for the kids next door that like to play in the shower for 1 hr. ?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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find the legalities of what you are being charged for,,, you should have your own meter- for your consumption. why pay for the kids next door that like to play in the shower for 1 hr. ?
The legality is whatever you have agreed to in a written lease. If they want to charge you according to your height and weight, they could do that.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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We pay around $25-$30 a month for water on a 2B 2B apartment, roughly 1100 sq ft. We're in the exact situation you mentioned, the water is split between all the renting units and not individually.

So far it hasn't been an issue but I imagine there would be one if someone breaks a water main in their apartment and its not noticed for a few hours....
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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Yes whatever the lease quotes if you have a meter or community bill- I have a meter in Clearwater and for one $20 a mo with sewer fee all the taxes and no washer. Springhill the kids payed $45 for 3 mo for a fam of five, on septic? go figure
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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we used to pay around 40 or so a month when we lived in apartment a few years ago and it was shared water billing. I really didnt notice much of a difference in my price when it was individual vs shared. I wouldnt let that stop you from renting somewhere.
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