Smart water meters used to locate water leaks within households can result in environmental and economical savings according to a new study.
A team of researchers at Griffith University focused on 22,000 smart meters installed throughout Hervey Bay in Queensland.
4% of households had suspected leaks and the customers were notified. Of those customers, 46% repaired the leak and 70% of repairs cost under AUD$200. Ultimately water leakages at the identified properties were reduced by 91%.
The study highlights smart meters’ ability to provide water utilities with a tool to identify water leakage and improve efficiency.Read more at Science Direct