Drought promotes new interest in water tech

WaterSmart, founded in 2009, has already proven its effectiveness. When the East Bay Municipal Utility District introduced the service to 10,000 residential customers in 2012, those households quickly cut water use by 5 percent.

Silicon Valley’s Water Conservation Conundrum

One example of a classic Silicon Valley startup that is growing quickly is WaterSmart, a San Francisco-based startup that marries the social networking reach of the Internet to the conservation needs of water utilities to change consumer behavior and to detect leaks.

Glendale Water & Power wins efficiency award

Glendale Water & Power was one of a handful of entities to win a Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities, and the recognition marked the first time the department earned the award for cutting down on dependency. Much of the credit is due the department’s collaboration with WaterSmart and its software that enabled customers to head to the utility’s website to access data on how much water they’re using around the house on a daily basis.