A very efficient way of tracking your water use is to install a smart meter. A conventional meter can be converted into a smart meter by connecting logging equipment to it which sends the data to a computer based dashboard. With a data logger your meter will record your water use.
Smart meters stop you having to read each meter yourself. This is helpful if you have multiple sub-meters on-site. Records for the data logger are then generally accessed via a computer dashboard which automatically displays water use data graphically, making the information easier to analyse. It is common that this dashboard is available online.
Manual data loggers can be used as a cost-effective alternative, but they require manual download and data analysis.
Smart meters track and highlight actual usage at regular intervals.They can also find baseline flows. This means if the data shows the meter has no down-time (i.e. water is always flowing through it), then you have a 'baseline' flow. It may be an indication of a leak.
By installing a smart meter, you can:
SA Water customers in Goolwa and surrounding areas, including Goolwa Beach, Goolwa South, Goolwa North and Hindmarsh Island may currently be experiencing discoloured or milky water coming out of their taps.
This water remains safe to drink.
During recent planned maintenance in the area, some existing sediment in the local water supply network has been stirred up, resulting in the discoloured water.
We are working hard to resolve the issue, and we are flushing out the discoloured water. Given the size of the water network in the area, this may take some time. At this stage, we are hoping water supply will return to normal by Friday afternoon.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates on our website and Facebook page.
For further information or any questions, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.