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A writing is defined as: handwriting, typewriting, printing, photographing, and every means of recording, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, files, facsimiles or electronic recordings.Writing also includes information stored on computer tape, microfiche, photographs, films, tape, or videotape, and virtually any other method of recording information. Public records may be in machine readable or electronic form.
If the usage is higher than normal, it leads to more questions. Did you or your neighbors use more water? Did anyone have a leak?
The bigger problem is we don’t know how the 3rd party is billing you. Do they take all meters for the complex divided by the number of apartments? Do they divide the usage on each meter by the number of apartments that one meter services? Some complexes divide by the number of occupants so 4 person households will pay more than 2 person households. There are even a few complexes that install their own meters to actually measure the amount used by each apartment.
Most apartment complexes have a meter for the clubhouse and/or pool. They also have irrigation meters to water the lawns. Does the 3rd party bill you for a portion of those meters too or does the complex pay for those meters with the money collected from rent.
The best way to get answers is to call the company you are receiving your bill from. They should be able to tell you how they determined the amount to bill you.
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