WaterSmart Software, a small startup in San Francisco, is working with local water districts in California and other states to transform water meter data into easy-to-understand home water reports
WaterSmart, a pilot program recently launched by the El Dorado Irrigation District for about 12,000 residential customers in El Dorado Hills, is intended to help them see how much water they’re using in an easy-to-understand home water report.
Water districts across the Bay Area are trying different ways to get people to conserve. On the ConsumerWatch Julie Watts reports some are now turning to peer pressure — and it’s working.
In an effort to encourage conservation and manage water use more efficiently, utilities and consumers are turning to a variety of new technology tools, including software and mobile apps that let households know just how much water they are using and how that usage stacks up against the neighbors.