If you talk to California water-policy types about changing people’s behaviors and habits, it isn’t long before you hear about the company WaterSmart Software, which provides individualized home water reports.
The San Francisco-based company Imagine H2O has been hosting anti-drought tech competitions and worked with companies like WaterSmart Software, which built a dashboard that a utility can push out to residents so that they can better understand just how much water they’re using.
The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition has announced WaterSmart Software as a winner in its 2015 contest to reward creative and technological approaches to conserving water in the San Mateo, Santa Clara and southern Alameda counties.
WaterSmart is often called the Opower of water because it also creates reports using behavioral science, neighbor comparisons, and customized efficiency tips to drive conservation of water.
We are proud to report that the cities of Dallas and Corpus Christi were both awarded prizes in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, sponsored by the Wyland Foundation and WaterSmart Software.
The San Francisco-based group WaterSmart says 35 U.S. water utilities, including several dozen in California, currently use its cloud-based customer engagement and data analytics to collect information and make consumers aware of just how much water they consume in comparison to their neighbors.