WaterSmart Software Helps Reduce Water Use for City of Cotati, CA

Participating households reduced demand by 5% in 6 months.

COTATI, CA — WaterSmart Software, a water efficiency solutions company that helps utilities persuade their residential customers to conserve water, today announced the results of a pilot program with the City of Cotati that reduced water demand among participating users by 5% in the first 6 months, and maintained the savings throughout the year. Overall, the pilot program saved over 2 million gallons of water and increased customer engagement by 10 times.

“This pilot program proves WaterSmart’s customer-engagement platform is one of the easiest and most efficient ways for utilities to reduce water demand,” said Peter Yolles, CEO of WaterSmart Software. “By engaging rate payers directly with proven behavioral science methodologies, WaterSmart drives down demand without costly retrofits and capital improvements.”

WaterSmart provides a turnkey, cloud-based platform for water utilities to educate residential customers about their water use and make personalized … see more

WaterSmart Software Selected by The Artemis Project™ as a 2012 Top 50 Water Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — WaterSmart Software, a water efficiency solutions company that helps utilities persuade their residential customers to conserve water, today announced it was awarded the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Listing™. The Artemis Project Top 50 Water Tech Listing identifies the most promising advanced water tech ventures.

“We are thrilled other industry leaders recognize the ease-of-integration and effectiveness of WaterSmart’s zero-hardware water conservation solution,” said Peter Yolles, CEO of WaterSmart. “We are deeply grateful to Artemis and the distinguished jury for this honor.”

WaterSmart was selected by a jury that included experts from corporations such as Intel, Archer Daniels Midland, IBM, Ecolab and Syngenta as well as McKinsey, CH2M Hill, Carollo Engineers and Singapore’s Public Utilities Board.

“The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry’s benchmark for innovation that will matter. It identifies the new solutions that will meet the world’s water challenges,” stated Laura Shenkar, Chair … see more

WaterSmart Closes Second Round of Funding

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — WaterSmart Software, a water efficiency solutions company, today announced the closing of a second round of financing of $1 million led by Physic Ventures. Also participating in the round were Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Menlo Incubator, and Sand Hill Angels.

WaterSmart provides a turn-key, cloud-based platform for water utilities to educate residential customers about their water use and make personalized recommendations on how to conserve water. WaterSmart uses behavioral science techniques to increase customer engagement, elevate consumer interest in saving water and money, and increase participation in utility-sponsored efficiency programs. WaterSmart’s enterprise product includes an analytics platform, which allows utility managers to view how their customers use water and where efficiencies can be generated.

WaterSmart’s service has already been deployed by five California utilities and has demonstrated significant water savings. These savings provide utilities with a strong value proposition in avoided costs of purchased water and capital … see more

WaterSmart Software Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — WaterSmart Software, which partners with water utilities to provide cost-effective solutions that help residential customers achieve greater water efficiency, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. WaterSmart was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

WaterSmart and the GoingGreen Global 200 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s GoingGreen Silicon Valley event on September 27th, 2011, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, CA.

This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.

“Picking this year’s … see more