The League of Minnesota Cities presented the City of Shoreview with the 2019 Sustainable City Award today at the League’s Annual Conference in Duluth. The city was honored for its “Water Consumption and Groundwater Awareness Project” in partnership with WaterSmart Software.
The city of Dubuque has improved its online payment system. Utility bill payments can now be made through WaterSmart which is a dashboard that allows customers to manage and monitor water usage and make payments to the city.
“Have you ever wondered how you can save money on your water bill?”
So begins, in a perky female voice, the 1-minute video overview of the new WaterSmart online tool being offered by the Valley of the Moon Water District.
Along with the new meters, most of which were in place by June, the city provides the WaterSmart program, which lets resident track their water use, compare current use with previous periods and compare their use with average users in town.
Earlier this year I made the case that digital water technology adoption would provide real-time water data (quantity and quality) and actionable information to stakeholders. Companies such as WaterSmart are providing utilities and customers with water use data.