IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smart Utility Systems (SUS), a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for the utility sector and its customers, today announced that its free Smart H2O water conservation mobile app has gained endorsements from several prominent community leaders throughout California. Smart H2O enables users to partner with utilities in water conservation by allowing them to report water waste such as unrepaired leaks, defective irrigation systems, and water run-off in the streets, to their local water agency with a single click on their mobile device. The app is currently available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Recognizing that California is entering its fifth year of drought and critically needs tools that support water conservation, SUS made an investment to promote a sustainable water future by introducing Smart H2O. The app, available for free to all California residents, provides water agencies with real-time water waste reports and engages the general public in drought-related efforts. Since its debut, the app has gained praise of community leaders throughout the state as an example of how technology innovation can play an important role in tackling water scarcity.
“I am personally excited to see innovation like the Smart H2O app emerge. We need such an intelligent solution for our critical water conservation efforts,” said California State Senator, Jim Beall.* “Our communities, with the help of such progressive apps, can create a sustainable future for generations to come.”
In addition to Senator Beall, Smart Utility Systems has announced that over a dozen California community leaders have endorsed Smart H2O.
With Smart H2O, water waste can be reported to water agencies in as little as 15 seconds. Users simply take a photo, then submit through the app which uses geolocation technology to route the report directly to the right water agency. Water utilities benefit from having more engaged citizens acting as water advocates and providing specific real-time information on potential water waste.
In June, Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose* attended a ribbon cutting for the opening of a new Smart Utility Systems office in Santa Clara and welcomed the company to Silicon Valley. “All Californians are impacted by this historic drought we are in,” stated Mayor Liccardo. “I am all for an innovative Silicon Valley approach to water conservation that can turn concern into action and convert every smartphone user in California into a true water conservation advocate. Every utility should consider engaging consumers using mobile technology, the sooner the better towards a sustainable future for California and the world.”
“The drought affects everyone in California and residents want to do their part to help, but most people aren’t familiar with their own water agencies, let alone the agencies outside of their home cities and neighborhoods,” said Deepak Garg, CEO and chairman, Smart Utility Systems. “With the Smart H2O app, any Californian with a smartphone can act as a true water advocate and we’re thrilled that community leaders throughout California have recognized the importance of this simple yet powerful tool.”
- Up to date information on the latest government-mandated water use restrictions, helping consumer stay within legal boundaries and avoid fines and penalties.
- Access to the latest water conservation incentives and rebates, as well as practical water-saving tips to help users reduce their own water footprint.
- Integration with messaging and social media platforms, enabling users to easily share restrictions, rebates and incentives and create water conservation buzz.
About Smart Utility Systems
Smart Utility Systems (SUS) is the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for customer engagement, workforce mobility, and big data intelligence and analytics to the energy, water and gas utility sectors. Rapid deployment solutions integrate seamlessly to reduce costs and complexity, enabling clients to reduce operational and IT costs. SUS is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit www.smartusys.com, www.beawaterhero.com or call (909) 217-3344 or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.
*Titles used for identification purposes only and are not meant to indicate an endorsement from the district, city, or county