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Well, it seems like a silly question, but I haven’t had to deal with this before, so I’m looking for help from the PoPville community:
I live in a large apartment building and until now utilities have been included in the rent. However as of Aug 1 we are on our own and must have an individual account with Pepco.
My question relates to the meter – I have no idea where it is – I imagine there is a meter room in the basement (?) and herein lies the problem. How does it usually work in large buildings when it comes to accessing the meter to take a reading? Call me cynical, but I have very little faith in either Pepco or the management company to do this right. What arrangement do people find works best? And are there any laws that mandate a tenant having access to the meter?
I’d love to hear your experiences.”