What are the Benefits of Using a Smart Water Meter?
Installing a smart meter at your business has three major benefits:
1. Helps with leak detection
Installing a smart meter enables your water company to detect water leaks: If your premises is closed for the evening but the meter shows a continuous flow of water, it means that there is a leak somewhere.
Leakages cost UK business many thousands of Pounds every year and quickly identifying a leak will help prevent unnecessary water losses and helps save the business money.
2. Ensures more accurate water bills
Water suppliers currently – if you only use a traditional water meter – take water readings at your business premises once every six months.
As with gas and electricity readings, suppliers make estimates using your historical usage. These estimates are not always accurate and a true reflection of your actual water usage, causing businesses to pay a lot more for their water consumption than what is due.
Having a smart meter installed ensures water suppliers get the correct consumption figures and that your business is billed correctly.
3. Reduces water usage and footprint
If you have a smart water meter installed you can actively monitor your day-to-day water consumption to analyse when and why water consumption increases or decreases.
Knowing what usage habits lead to a reduction in water consumption can encourage businesses to continually practise water-saving habits, which leads to a decrease in consumption.