University buildings primarily use water for cooling & heating purposes, sanitation, kitchen/dishwashing, labs and student accommodation.

Below are examples of water savings across 3 major universities our smart metering systems are deployed at.

NSW Public School

  • The school was alerted to a leak running at 8l/min
  • After investigation a running toilet was identified and fixed.
  • By reacting quickly, the school was able to save an additional 12kL/$40 per day.

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University 1

WaterGroup in collaboration with Siemens was engaged by this university to supply, install and provide a holistic water efficiency and risk management service for 20 water meters at the City campus. The service is part of a larger EPC/performance contracting project currently underway at the university. The active management service guaranteed 7,215kL/yr. savings for the University. The service commenced in June 2016. An experienced, dedicated smart metering team proactively monitored, analysed, followed up abnormal consumption patterns and worked with the University to enable them to get the full benefits of their monitoring system. In September 2016, the service helped identify a massive 160L/min leak. WaterGroup’s smart metering team alerted RMIT of the high base-flow and investigative works immediately began.

The proactive actions taken by the University helped bring the leak in control within a week. The cause was an overflowing cooling tower due to a faulty float valve. Total amount saved was 7,000kL/month, equivalent to a monthly bill of $22,000

Leaks amounted to 10% of the total usage monitored.

University 2

Deployed by WaterGroup, the university had over 180 water monitoring devices installed across its network in August 2016.

The benefits were realised in a short amount of time, as it only took six weeks for approximately $300,000 in potential water usage savings to be identified.

University 3

After installing smart meters across a number of their campuses, the system alerted the University to a 150L/min leak in their hot water system. Having remote access to their water usage data, the university saved the equivalent of 6,500kL/month and $21,000/month Payback of their initial investment.


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