One WaterSignal System Helps Reduce Consumption By 14 Percent Annually.
On the heels of California Governor Jerry Brown’s statewide water restriction policy to reduce consumption by 25 percent, WaterSignal announces service expansions to California to assist properties included in the mandate: universities and commercial properties among others to reduce their water consumption by 14 percent.
WaterSignal is a self-contained, non-intrusive device that measures water flow in real time and sends data wirelessly to a web portal, breaking down consumption by month, day and even by hour for easy viewing. With WaterSignal’s real time data analysis designed to conserve water, property managers can proactively “watchdog” their water usage, pinpoint problem areas and even detect leaks or water spikes as they occur.
“You can only manage what you measure, and that’s been the problem with properties overusing water,” says Sean Rayborn, WaterSignal sales manager and California native.
“In too many cases, property managers simply look at a monthly water bill, compare the cost to the previous month’s, accept the cost and pay it without question. What they don’t realize is that underground leaks, inefficient fixtures and bad landscaping practices consume more water than necessary.”
Using real time water data, the WaterSignal system creates statistical charts to provide a quick comparative view of gallons used. Managers can easily compare usage from one building to another, as well as compare data to national standards.
In the event of a leak or consumption spike above the preset hourly or daily limit, the device detects the problem and immediately notifies the manager (much like an energy surge that pops a circuit breaker), via email and SMS text alert.
“When you have thousands of properties not monitoring how much water they waste, it’s clear why California and other states like it succumb to droughts, forcing the government to take action to encourage people to get involved in water conservation.”
Rayborn notes that with WaterSignal’s average annual savings of 14%, one system can help California properties save nearly half of the Governor’s goal of 25%.