Using a water leak detetcion sotware FLOWD – a major water leak was detected on one of the irrigation lines was running at quite a high rate – a constant 200 litres per hour was disappearing. A fitting inside the faulty solenoid was replace and the issue fixed within a day of the leak being found.
FLOWD detected the leak within 24 hours of being commissioned. The water being wasted was 4800 litres a day, or 1,752 kilolitres a year.
At an excess water usage charge cost of $1.333 per KL, this had the potential to save nearly $600 on the next water bill of nearly $2400 per annum.
Noosa resorts have adopted an innovative and cost-effective water conservation strategy by implementing a cutting-edge smart water metering solution, locally developed within the Noosa Shire. This pioneering solution, known as “FLOWD Sustainable Water Management,” serves as a vital tool for tracking water consumption and swiftly identifying potential water leakages.
The functionality of this application is based on the integration of intelligent water metering devices with pre-existing water meters. These devices efficiently transmit water usage data over the internet, making this information readily accessible to customers through a user-friendly web-based application that can be accessed on any internet-enabled device.
This user-friendly platform empowers customers to effortlessly monitor their water usage patterns and, more crucially, receive automatic alerts in the event of water leaks or any concerning spikes in water consumption. By doing so, the FLOWD Sustainable Water Management application not only contributes to substantial water conservation but also delivers substantial financial savings for Noosa resorts.
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