You are Measuring it. But are you Managing it?
Water security and demand management are prominent issues whilst discussing Australia’s future. Smart metering has emerged as an integral tool in this regard. It provides users with the ability to monitor their consumption patterns and avoid wastage. Significant time has been invested in exploring different types of smart metering technologies. However there has been little research on methods that will help employ these technologies to get measurable results. It is a common misconception that smart metering largely works on a ‘plug and play’ basis. This paper argues that the true benefit of smart metering lies in utilising the data obtained. Due to workload and other priorities it is hard for users to exercise diligence in doing so. This paper presents a possible solution by engaging an external party to provide that service. This is known as the Active Water Analysis, Risk and Efficiency (AWARE) service.
20 Jul 2017
WaterGroup joins forces with Thinxtra
WaterGroup, one of the leading players in the smart water meter market in Australia, has today announced it has signed a five-year partnership with Thinxtra that will enable large water users to detect water leaks and thereby avoid wasting millions of litres of water while realising thousands of dollars in water savings each month.
19 Jul 2017
Cost Effectiveness of a Sigfox Based AMR System for Water Management
This article shows the: -Benefits of smart metering / AMR -Constraints of technologies to date -New opportunities -How to use Sigfox to get 80% of the benefits at 20% of the cost -A case study -Costs (incl. O&M!) and benefits
13 Jul 2017
Water Efficiency Management
Guenter recently presented to a group of NSW Water Engineers on the importance of having a Water Loss (WLM), or as we like to call it, Water Efficiency Management Plan, even if there is plenty of rain, and water, around.
06 Apr 2017
Dogs Gone Barking Mad Over Leaks
In a world first WaterGroup proudly releases a brand new way to stop the ever present wastage of water from undetected leaks: Leak Sniffer Dogs.
01 Apr 2017
WaterGroup 3G SIM Loggers
Due to Telstra decommissioning the 3G signal on 1 December 2016, now is the time to upgrade your 2G loggers. Contact WaterGroup to get the latest in smart metering technology.
20 Oct 2016
WaterGroup Water Savings in Hospitals
WaterGroups Managing Director Guenter Hauber-Davidson talks about how the performance contracting service guarantees savings for hospitals through innovative water conservation measures. Read more.
13 Oct 2016
Future of Smart Metering and Internet of Things (IoT)
This article is for decision makers with vested interests in smart water metering. There are some significant developments taking place in the Internet of Things (IoT) world with huge implications. This article provides information relative to · developments happening in Australia right now · standards that have just been adopted globally, and · technologies used in Europe and other parts of the world.
27 Sep 2016
In the News
Grants for Irrigators in Qld Murray-Darling Basin
3rd and final round of financial assistance for broadacre irrigators in Qld Murray-Darling Basin. $1m in grant funding available to eligible irrigators to improve their measurement and management of water assets. Eligible irrigators can apply for up to $10,000 to assist them adopt new water use efficiency technolgoies. Closes 30 September 2016 at 5.00pm
22 Sep 2016
WaterGroup pays Beer for Leaks
WaterGroup pays Beer for Leaks In a strange turn of events WaterGroup has made the announcement that they will offer one litre of free beer for every litre of water saved! The offer is valid for 1 April only. The company believes that the time has come to take drastic measures to counter the inaction on stopping leaks and saving water. The company’s offer has attracted a significant amount of interest from Uni students in particular.
31 Mar 2016