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Water Sub-meter information for some buildings
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2020

UPDATE 01 Feb 2020
The following email is from Mark Rogers of the Facilities Committee, who will overseeing the installation of water meters for the buildings that need to split the costs of water bills with their neighbors.
I have talked to Plumb V they will be starting the water meters for buildings 1- 12 Monday 3. at 8 am. it will take about 45 minutes to install. They are doing one building all four units at the same time. The area around the shut off valve needs to be cleared. The meter and valve are one unit so will be installed above the shut off valve. They will brake for lunch from noon to 12:30.
Some one has to be in the unit the whole time they are there.
Monday 3rd 
BUILDING 5                8 A.M.      UNITS 1193, 1195, 1197, 1199
BUILDING 4 AROUND 9 A.M.      UNITS 1173, 1175, 1177, 1179
BUILDING 3 AROUND 10 A.M.     UNITS 1163, 1165, 1167, 1169
BUILDING 2 AROUND 11 A.M.     UNITS 1153, 1155, 1157, 1159
BUILDING 1 AROUND 12:30 P.M. UNITS 1143, 1145, 1147, 1149
Tuesday 4th
BUILDING  12              8 A.M.     UNITS 1113, 1115, 1117, 1119
BUILDING 11 AROUND 9 A.M.      UNITS 1123,1125, 1127, 1129
BUILDING 7 AROUND 10 A.M.      UNITS 1140, 1142, 1144, 1146
BUILDING 8 AROUND 11 A.M.      UNITS 1133, 1135, 1137, 1139
Wednesday 5th  is the inspection will be the same order should only be 5 minutes for the inspection all with in one day.

Mark Rogers
The following email is from Ron Freeman, President of the COA Board of Directors. Please direct any questions to to him or other Board members.

Dear Neighbors,
As you may know, 36 of our the Villas condominiums share 9 water meters. In order for those unit owners to have
individual water bills, a sub meter will be installed for each of those units. The Ad Hoc water committee
recommended and the 36 unit owners are in favor of this approach. The sub meters will be installed in the first half
of February.
There are two costs associated with the sub meters. First, the purchase and installation costs are anticipated to be
$14,600. This cost will repeat approximately every ten years as the life span of the sub meters ends. Since these
sub meters are in the wall of the condos, they are considered to be in the common area and become a community
expense. Therefore, the board plans for the budget of the Villas to cover the cost of the purchase and installation
of the sub meters for the 36 units.
Second, there is a monthly fee of $6 per unit to pay for the sub meters to be read and individual bills for water
usage sent to each of the 36 unit owners. How the monthly fee is paid needs to be determined. The board’s
decision is to have the community make this determination via a vote on whether the whole community of 144
unit owners will share the combined annual cost of the anticipated $6 fee or whether that cost will be the
responsibility of the 36 unit owners with the sub meters.
Prior to the vote on this decision each unit owner will receive an Orange Paper which will compare the monthly
water bill cost apart from actual water usage for a unit owner with a master meter and a unit owner with a sub
meter. A week or so later a Q & A Session will follow the Orange Paper. Voting will take place later, at least a few
days after the Q & A session. The date for the Q & A session and the date for the vote will be announced in the
Orange Paper.
We know all of this information can be confusing. If you have questions or concerns please let us know by emailing
any member of the board. Our email addresses are below along with our names.
Our thanks both to the 36 unit owners for their patience, and our thanks to all of you with your own master meter
who have signed with the City of Raleigh in order to receive and pay your personal water bill.
The Villas Board
Ron Freeman,
Becky Tucci,
Barney Ford,
Rich Pike,
Ray Barnes,