A retired couple from Weymouth have reduced their water consumption by 39% thanks to an in-house display from wireless telemetry specialist Radio-Tech.
Ian and Jean Reekie are the first domestic users of SMART View, which allows them to monitor their water usage, shape their consumption pattern and proactively check for leakage. Within a month of the display being installed in their third-floor flat, the couple had reduced their average daily water consumption from 222 litres to 136.
“The primary value of SMART View is to be able to tell, within a day or so, how effective any water saving method is that we try,” said Ian. “We’ve also been able to locate and identify our property’s big water consumers more easily, and then take the necessary action.”
SMART View excuses the couple from having to estimate the scale of their next bill, a difficult task given that they are billed every six months. In addition, Ian is no longer obliged to clamber down into a pit in the middle of the pavement outside their flat to read the meter.
The solar-powered SMART View features convenient numerical and graphical displays for ease of interpretation, allowing customers to quickly compare their current, previous and average consumption.
“Jean and I believe that water will become an increasingly valuable commodity,” added Ian. “The time to start saving water is now. It needs all of us to participate to be effective and we want to play our small part.”