One of the best innovations for water conservation and cost-savings is the development of smart water meters, which is gradually replacing the conventional methods of measuring water consumption. A smart water meter is a device that wirelessly connects to a local or wide area network to enable remote water usage monitoring and leak detection, minimizing water losses.
Here are some of the main justifications for why smart water meters are necessary:
- The burden of manual readings and monitoring can be lifted by smart water meters, allowing for real-time updates that can lead to water savings, early leak detection, cost savings, increased revenue, and customer satisfaction.
- Smart water meters provide an accurate method for measuring water consumption, and due to their advanced technology, they can be easily integrated into smart cities, homes, and eco-friendly businesses, as they offer remote monitoring.
- Municipalities or utility companies can track how much water is used in each household and can optimize delivery by using data from smart water meters. Additionally, billing processes for smart water meters can be streamlined by grouping them with other utility bills.
- Many homeowners have silent leaks that they either don’t even know about or feel are too minor to deal with. But if a small toilet leak is ignored, it can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month. Users of smart water meters are able to early leak detection because their meters can give them up-to-the-minute information. This can result in significant water bill savings.