Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) helps owners recover utility expenses without the effort of installing submeters. Based on the location of your community, RUBS may be possible for electricity, gas, water, or trash services. The benefits of a RUBS program are that it can be completely customized to your community’s unique needs based on unit square footage, and residency. It also helps residents conserve, since they have visibility into their share of the usage. RUBS is often a zero-cost program for the owner and can be combined with vacant cost recovery (VCR) programs to ensure you are recovering allowable expenses and increasing your net operating income.