Brainswork company in Bulawayo has introduced new water conservation smart metering technology that enables municipalities, individual households, institutions and companies to monitor and manage their water usage.
The organization decided to introduce the smart metering technology after realizing local authorities were losing a lot of revenue and water through leakages.
“We feel that with the changing climate which has seen rainfall quantities reducing annually, it is time to take decisive action around water conservation” said Mr. Tholana, the chief executive officer of Brainwork.
Most municipalities lose treated water due to pipe bursts, illegal water connections and non-functional meters, increasing non-revenue water and impacting on the delivery of clean potable watermark.
Tholana said clean water gushing onto the street was costing municipalities a lot in revenue.
The gadgets can detect a possible leak and burst pipe with automated notification and also has the ability to set consumption limits on electricity and gas.
Plumtree and Gwanda municipalities have already adopted the new water saving technology.
Mr Tholana pointed out that the smart metering devices were not only limited to municipalities but can also be used by corporates, utility companies and other communities.
Brainwork Company is going to set up a local manufacturing plant in the city that will make the devices more affordable and improve on the service delivery imperatives.
The smart water meter puts the power back into the consumer’s hands and builds a strong sense of conservation by teaching users that water, gas and electricity are our most essential services that play a vital role in our economic and social development.