Council is planning a 12-month pilot project to trial smart water meter technology in the Byron Shire from August 2020.
Approximately 400 smart water metering devices will be installed on residential and commercial properties in East Mullumbimby and selected bulk recycled water clients in Byron Bay.
Smart water meter devices will provide hourly water consumption data direct to Council so it can better understand how its customers use water, while monitoring the performance of the water network and its supply.
Council is considering smart water meter technology for a potential Shire-wide rollout in the future and the pilot project will help assess its viability.
Although water meters are a Council asset, installation works may require access to private property and water supply may temporarily be disrupted. Council will contact property owners prior to works commencing. Minor plumbing work may be required in some cases, however all work and materials for this pilot project will be at no cost to property owners.
For more information or to ask a question about this project or participate in a community survey visit Smart water meter pilot on Council’s Your Say website.