Track your water consumption

2014-04-02 12:08

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Cape Town – A new solution to measuring your monthly water use may change the way you think about water consumption and help you get out of debt.

According to Larry Symington of MyWater eight million South Africans are in some way indebted to municipalities because of their water or electricity bills.

Symington has created a solution to this problem. MyWater’s meter system allows consumers to track their monthly water costs.

The system also monitors the amount of water you use and will literally ring alarm bells if a tap has been left to run for more than 15 minutes.

The Mywater metre system is connected to the municipality, via a cloud-network system, and a user’s cell phone.

This reduces the need for municipalities to send out meter readers.

According to MyWater the aim is to allow consumers the ability to be aware of what’s happening with their water consumption and specifically their water account.

The new system will also allow consumers to pay their water bills with their cellphones.

One of the main advantages of this system will be the availability it provides to people who need credit or who owe municipalities money. According to Symington MyWater hopes to use its technology to help municipalities with allowing people a “fresh start”.

Symington states that certain municipalities allow debt to be written off once a person acknowledges the debt and can prove they cannot pay the amount .

Symington hopes to link his technology with municipalities so people can come forward and use the Mywater tool as a way to acknowledge their debt and also as a way for people to better manage their water consumption, so municipalities will be more inclined to write off their debt.

News24 tried to contact the EThekwini municipality but there was no answer.
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