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Water Consumption Data

Offering an “opt in” program to install an inexpensive cellular device on the existing water meter. The customer would then have access to 15 minute water usage data via smartphone app (you can download “eye on water” for free demo) and a web portal. They can receive emails or texts warning them of excessive usage etc etc

 

https://www.badgermeter.com/business-lines/utility/managed-solution-beacon-advanced-metering-analytics

Why is this an ambitious idea?

The City has written off over $1M due to high consumption bills. This will allow consumers to monitor their water usage and prevent high water bills.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

It can be measured by how many customers opt in to the program, how often they look at their usage data and how much they conserve.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

Using existing cellular infrastructure, a LTE cellular device connected to the meter and cloud based software for data and web portal.

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