From student housing to classroom buildings, university campuses are notorious for using mass amounts of water. With numerous buildings using tremendous amounts of water every single day, thoughtful conservation measures can go a long way in cutting down the waste of this precious natural resource.
Of course, before your university embarks on a major water conservation push, you must first lay some groundwork for understanding. Reining in your university’s water consumption requires you to know exactly how much water is being used and be able to catch any anomalies before they result in astronomically high water bills. The most effective way to accomplish this is to install a water meter data management system, such as WaterSignal, which can monitor your facilities’ water use in real time.
How WaterSignal works
A water meter data management system like WaterSignal senses the pulse of your facility water meter to measure water flow and detect leaks right as they happen — imagine a doctor’s stethoscope for your plumbing.
Once this water meter data is collected by WaterSignal, facility managers and building owners are able to harness that information for evaluating and benchmarking water usage across the property. If a major leak occurs, the smart WaterSignal system immediately alerts facility staff via email and text with information about where the leak is located and how much water is being lost. This means staff can address the leak as soon as possible, instead of waiting to learn about it from an outrageous water bill.
In addition to helping universities save on their day-to-day operational costs and discovering leaks right as they happen, WaterSignal can help eco-minded institutions on the path to attaining LEED certification for their buildings.
Contact WaterSignal today to learn more about how a water meter data management system can help your university conserve water and detect plumbing leaks.