February 24, 2021
Toowoomba Regional Council is offering property owners across the region the chance to be the first to use new smart water meter technology.
Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said Council was calling for volunteers to be part of the initial rollout of the meters.
“We’re putting together a group of 5000 property owners initially to help fine-tune how the system will work,” Cr Vonhoff said.
“Ideally we’ll have a mixture of domestic and commercial customers from across the region.”
Cr Vonhoff said the volunteers were needed even though Council would directly contact 5000 property owners.
“We would like domestic and commercial water users to be part of the initial rollout and it will be a great opportunity to see first-hand the benefits smart water meters will bring,” Cr Vonhoff said.
“For property owners, the meters will provide close to real-time readings, with a web portal and/or an app to check usage. This means they will be able to identify high consumption and possible water leaks and potentially save money and water.
“The meters will provide Council with advanced analytics to help balance the entire water system and operate a more efficient network. The system will also help with the early detection of leaks and breaks in the network.”
Yarraman residents who would like to be part of the initial rollout can register online