As reported by the Long Beach Gazettes:
The Long Beach Water Department will partner with tech company WaterSmart Software to provide custom water-saving tips, it announced this week.
WaterSmart, which already is in use in cities across the country, provides quarterly water usage reports that highlight rebate programs and recommends customized water-saving measures. The report also compares the customer’s water use with that of similar households.
“Long Beach prides itself on finding innovative ways to help our customers save water. We found that using new technologies like WaterSmart to engage our customers is critical in meeting water use efficiency goals and reducing operational costs,” Matthew Lyons, director of planning and conservation for the Long Beach Water Department, said in a release. “We’re excited to work with WaterSmart to help our residents better understand their water consumption, take action and save water and money.”
The department is now piloting the program with about 36,000 single-family residential customers. Kaylee Weatherly, Long Beach Water Department spokesman, said the one-year pilot program will cost $99,500, which includes a set-up fee, quarterly home reports, a web dashboard for department employees, and a report of its effectiveness, at the end of the pilot period.
Read more on the Long Beach Gazettes on how Long Beach is deploying a water management software platform, WaterSmart, to save energy and water. Interested in learning more from cities on motivating water savings in their residents? See what Benicia, Cotati, San Diego County, and Chula Vista are doing. Or, see what Amador County and Contra Costa County are doing behind the meter.