Smart Meters Spot Wasteful Water Users

For NPR (National Public Radio), Molly Peterson reports that in Long Beach, California, new “smart meters” record water use every five minutes and send this data to the cloud, helping the city identify not only sources of illegal use, but also opportunities to conserve water. The general manager of the Long Beach Water Department, Kevin Wattier, says a lot of waste is accidental:

Smart meters reveal leaky pipes, teenagers who take too-long showers and sprinkler systems with faulty settings. So when people see what they’re doing, they change.

Read the full NPR transcript here.

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