The drought in California has continued to gain national attention, as officials to work to cut water usage across the state (which sometimes includes calling out celebrities’ green lawns). Luckily, some good news came last month when State officials said California cities cut their water use by a combined 31% percent in July, exceeding Governor Jerry Brown’s statewide mandate.
California utilities are using a variety of methods to help with the conservation efforts, including analytical reports and dashboards to alert customers to their water usage.
The Truckee Donner Public Utility Department in Truckee, California, in particular, has been leveraging Logi Info to provide customers with access to real-time water usage information.
Ian Fitzgerald, IT / IS / GIS Operations Manager at Truckee Donner PUD says:
“Using Logi Analytics and Aclara as the back end, our MyH2O dashboard provides our customers full access to their current and historical water usage, with most recent readings no greater than 6 hours old.”
Customers can review analytical dashboards and reports to compare real-time usage to California water mandates and cost tiers, compare this year’s monthly usage to last year’s, be notified of “Continuous Flow” that may indicate a water leak, as well as a number of other metrics and measures.
These proactive tools are helping customers make better decisions about how they use water, which in turn is helping the overall drought efforts.
Interested in learning more about Truckee Donner’s story? Read Ian’s full post on LinkedIn.