Water sub-metering made easy with bluebot


Sub-metering your water is easier than ever.

Simply clamp on any* water line and monitor multiple devices from the app.

Sub metering by definition is “a system that allows a landlord, property management firm, condominium, homeowners association, or other multi-tenant property to bill tenants for individual measured utility usage.”


Every property that utilizes municipal water has a water meter. They are generally located near the street or on the sidewalk in a concrete or metal enclosure labeled “water”. Most detached, single family homes have their own water meters, which are used by the city to bill based on your water usage for the given period.



Larger multi-family or multi-tenant properties such as apartments, duplexes, townhouses, condos and even some HOA’s utilize a single water meter for all tenants. This makes it difficult to accurately and fairly distribute water usage and cost between residents.


Sub-Metering multiple water lines with the bluebot water management app

The benefits of sub-metering are considerable – it allows managers and residents to have a more accurate understanding of their usage, allowing them to save money and conserve our most precious resource along the way. It can also help to more quickly identify the location of leaks and shut off the water before damage and expenses multiply. Sub metering irrigation and common garden areas is very advantageous, as most learn they are drastically over-watering and can cut their usage significantly (saving time and money).  

bluebot data for water usage and cost shown on a landlord's mobile phone

Until now, sub-metering your property’s water usage has traditionally been cost prohibitive – Requiring custom solution development, board approvals, invasive community preparation, lengthy water shutoffs, and tens of thousands of dollars of custom calibrated equipment. The worst part? Most sub metering solutions only offer analog options, which require constant monitoring and manual recording of the usage data. 


We’re here to change that. With bluebot, property managers and landlords can quickly install endless app enabled non-invasive bluebot water meters on any water line* and monitor the usage from the app. Access can even be shared with the residents for total transparency. We designed the bluebot app to be entirely flexible, so you can configure the solution to your exact needs.  

Photo: bluebot in irrigation box

Cost allocation allows you to bill accurately and fairly through your existing rent/utility payment service.  


Example: Your city water bill shows 10,000 gallons and $100. 


You have 3 tenants that used 3,000 gallons, 5,000 gallons, and 2,000 gallons during the billing period. 


The first tenant is responsible for $30 of the bill, the second is responsible for $50 of the bill, and the final tenant is responsible for $20 of the bill for that billing period. 


The bluebot app’s innovative grouping functionality allows for property managers and anyone interested in monitoring multiple water lines to be able to do so from their phone, from anywhere in the world, in real time.


Home owners benefit from sub-metering the various water zones (main line, irrigation, guest house, garage/workshop) across their property to keep a closer eye on usage and help to prevent costly water surprises. You can even independently monitor your vacation home while you’re away, and have total peace of mind no matter where you are. 

*3/4″ to 2 PEX, PE, Copper, PVC, and Galvanized pipe size.
Larger pipe sizes available — Consult factory. 

Now is the best time to begin sub-metering your water!

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