What is Watersignal?
WaterSignal is a non-invasive technology that provides real-time monitoring and management of water usage to save buildings thousands of dollars in wasted water and potential infrastructure damage. By continuously measuring domestic, irrigation, and cooling tower water meters, we can eliminate uncontrolled water loss by alerting building engineers immediately that there is excessive or abnormal water use. This is particularly important after hours and on weekends when no one is there. We provide accurate and detailed data and analysis about how much water is being used, every hour of the day. This data allows steps to be taken to both increase water efficiency and confirm the effective outcome of any new water conservation measures implemented, such as replacing outdated fixtures, adjusting irrigation schedules, or tweaking cooling tower levels. With regard to LEED v4, under the Performance heading of EBOM Water Metering, it states, “All meters, including whole-building meters, must be recorded at least weekly and used in regular analysis of time trends.” This data must also be compiled into monthly and yearly summaries. Unfortunately, manual meter reading is time-consuming and sometimes inaccurate. With WaterSignal, our technology does all of this automatically, including the graphing and compiling of data, and can be easily exported into spreadsheets and/or utility dashboard
What services does Watersignal provide?
Alert Notification System – Our continuous monitoring system will immediately send catastrophic leak alerts within minutes to management/maintenance 24/7 via SMS text or email. Alert levels are fully customizable to the individual property.
Analysis – In order to detect pre-existing or ongoing leaks, our technical staff compares your usage against industry averages and typical consumption patterns for properties of similar size and demographic.
Property Survey – If requested, we will conduct a thorough property tour and assessment of your community including fixture inventory, to better understand usage patterns and on-site conditions. We will also walk your entire property looking for excessive vegetation and/or signs of erosion that could indicate past or present leaks.
Water Bill Analysis – We will provide a charted analysis of past water consumption, including gallons per unit/day and costs per square foot/year, as a baseline to compare to industry benchmarks.
Portfolio Dashboard – Compare your water costs and usage by community, allowing side-by-side comparisons across your portfolio.
Online Data Review – Access your data 24/7 through our secure web portal. Data can easily be exported via Excel format or printed as PDF.
Benefits of WaterSignal and the Process
Alerting property maintenance and management immediately to any catastrophic or uncontrolled water loss via text and email.
Utilizing data and benchmarks to identify and confirm pre-existing leaks.
Confirming proper irrigation schedules (days and times), alerting immediately to leaks or excessive usage, faulty rain sensors, broken heads, etc.
Notifications regarding increases in daily water usage are sent before the bill arrives in order to address and fix the problem immediately.
Verifying the ROI for any water conservation measures implemented.