Mayor announces new program for Angelenos to monitor water consumption

Angelenos can track their home water use through a new pilot program set up by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Energy, one of the latest initiatives aimed at increasing local conservation efforts, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced.

The program offers a rebate to homeowners who purchase Flume, a Wi-Fi-enabled device that connects to a customer’s water meter and uses sensors to track water usage and other data in real time through an app available on smartphones and other devices the mayor’s office. Flume can help customers create a water budget.

The program allows LADWP customers living in single-family homes to purchase Flume directly through the company’s website for $24, off the regular price of $199.

“We don’t need a crystal ball to see that skyrocketing temperatures and dying reservoirs lie in our future, so we must keep finding ways to help Angelenos redouble their historic conservation efforts,” Garcetti said in a press release.

The water usage app also has a budgeting tool that allows customers to set usage goals, while smart leak alerts notify customers when unusual water usage is detected, according to the LADWP. The device monitors and analyzes both indoor and outdoor water usage, as well as water usage from common facilities and appliances such as toilets, showers and washing machines. Mayor announces new program for Angelenos to monitor water consumption

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