What is most likely happening in your situation is that your Landlord is exercising what they call Allocated Water and/or Wastewater Services. This is where the landlord receives one master bill and uses this information to calculate your monthly bill.
Under the TNRCC rules, they tenants do have the right to request information such as:
I strongly suggest that you put your request in writing and have them either send you the requested information, or set an appointment to have them prepare these documents for you to look over.
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Be sure to check under the "What records must be made available to you?" section. This section will outlines reasonable time frames that these types of information should be accessible to you as well.
I hope this helps you resolve this issue, as we all need to be very vigilant with the rising cost of living. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know.
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Your suspician is right! Even if they decide to change their billing method, they cannot force current tenants to pay for utilites that were not used by them.
Please see Section 291.125 BIling (k) Overbilling and underbilling. HERE
For undercharges, the owner/landlord can calculate an adjustment for bills issued in the previous SIX months. If the undercharge is over $25 or more, the owner shall offer the tnant a deferred payment plan. (45-day billing cycle?) However, adjustments for usage by a previous tenant may NOT be back billed to a current tenant!
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