On August 30th, 2016, WaterSignal installed devices to monitor various campus water meters for an Atlanta university.
With seven campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university boasts a rich experience with award-winning housing, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country.
On June 7th, 2018, WaterSignal alerted facility managers to rapidly climbing usage on a main domestic water meter.
When the WaterSignal device detected consumption exceeding the daily preset limit, facility managers were instantly notified via SMS text and email.
Upon receiving the alert, facility managers began inspecting the affected building for issues.
The facility managers were able to track the excessive usage to a valve controlling make-up water on the cooling tower. The valve had malfunctioned, allowing water to continuously overflow. The cooling tower fan motor had malfunctioned as well.
BENEFITS & RESULTS
Prior to the installation of WaterSignal, 1800 Century Blvd. lacked the ability to monitor water usage in real time. Without actionable water data, building managers were unable to see the complete picture of gallons used and cooling tower performance.
Had the issue remained undetected, the property would have wasted an additional $485/month (Based on local water/sewer rate of $14.42/1000
After the installation of WaterSignal’s real time water monitoring, the following
findings were evident:
Real time water monitoring provided instant access to hourly data trends
WaterSignal’s 24/7 leak alerts quickly discovered the leak and alerted property management via SMS and email
Cooling tower malfunctions were discovered and repaired
Savings of $5,000/week (Based on local water/sewer rate of $29.20/1000 gals)