A smart water manager for homes with rainwater tanks.
Millions of people in Australasia rely on rain water for some or all of their fresh water needs. With the effects of climate change, many are finding it more difficult to maintain safe water levels in their tanks. For some, this means short showers, infrequent laundry, and spending hundreds of dollars to refill their tanks. For others it means not having any water.
Lack of rainfall affects more than just households collecting rainwater as city water reticulation systems often rely on catchments fed by rainfall. When water supplies are stressed by high demand and low supply, everyone is affected.
If homes on run out of water, their only option is to pay for a water truck to refill their tank. During the 2013 drought, some New Zealand families spent more than $1000 on water while others went weeks without water. New Zealand areas most affected by water scarcity are Northland, Waiheke Island, and Hawkes Bay.
Families will need to better manage and plan their water use so they can live comfortably in tomorrow's climate. WaterGenie is here to help. WaterGenie will empower these families with information that will help them save water and money.
WaterGenie is a smart water manager that can tell you how many days of water you have left. It detects leaks, shows your historical water usage, and predicts how much water you will have in the future. Need to order a tank of water? WaterGenie does it for you. With WaterGenie, you can always insure you'll have water.
Our mission is to develop technologies that will allow households to more efficiently collect, harvest, use, and conserve water. We're currently resident at the LightningLab Business Accelerator where we're working hard to deliver a product that will have a positive benefit to the society and the environment.