Find out about our trial of smart meters across WA.
Smart meters collect water use data from water meters at regular intervals and send the information back to us.
We trialed the technology in Kalgoorlie-Boulder where there are now 13,800 smart meters installed at properties. During the 2 year trial period, water we supplied to Kalgoorlie-Boulder fell by about 10%.
After the success of the trial in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, over 14,000 smart meters have been installed at properties throughout the Pilbara region.
Over the coming months, we will be connecting the Pilbara properties to the network which will enable us to obtain the water use data remotely.
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Have you had a smart water meter installed at your property? We'd like to hear about your experience.
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If you are in one of these areas it is likely that a smart meter has been installed at your property:
- Karratha LIA
- Port Hedland (except approx. 200 properties in the CBD of Port Hedland)
- South Hedland
- Point Samson
- Ninga Mia Community (Kalgoorlie)
- Mindi Rardi Community (Fitzroy Crossing)
- Kurnangki Community (Fitzroy Crossing)
- Lundja aka Red Hill Community (Halls Creek)
- Nicholson Town Camp (Halls Creek)
- Katampul Community (Leonora)
- Bondini Community (Wiluna)
A Roebourne resident is proving you can save water and keep your garden green over summer, with some help from a smart water meter.
Christine Noonan-Konig began monitoring her water use through our self-service website, My Water, in October 2015 after receiving a call about a possible leak at her property.
Water use data is recorded hourly and uploaded to My Water on a daily basis through smart meters, which were installed throughout the Pilbara in 2014.
After setting herself a challenge to use less water at home, Mrs Noonan-Konig’s household water use in December 2015 dropped an impressive 50% compared to the previous December.
Find out more about the simple steps her household took towards smart water savings.
There are 2 smart water networks:
- Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) in which water use data is recorded by the hour and made available in My Water
- Automated Meter Reading (AMR) in which water use data is recorded in line with the two monthly billing cycle without meter readers having to enter your property to obtain a reading.
If you are part of the AMI network, you are able to get the full picture of your water use by logging into My Water, where you can:
- check to see if you have a continuous flow alarm to detect leaks earlier, helping you to save water and money
- choose to receive alerts for significant leaks by email
- view how much water you use in yearly, monthly, daily and hourly increments to help you understand how and when you use water.
Below is an example of how hourly water use data is displayed in My Water. This shows the amount of water a customer's irrigation system uses, when it is scheduled to run every second day.
Smart meters have helped us to detect thousands of potential leaks at properties and alert our customers – potentially saving water and money.
We detected a significant leak on an unoccupied Kalgoorlie property, saving the owner around $21,000.
The leak was repaired in 5 days and the loss of water was limited to 170 kL. Without a smart meter the leak wouldn't have been detected until we next visited the property to read the water meter. This would have resulted in the loss of enough water to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool over 1.5 times.
Track your water use online
If you have a smart meter installed at your property, and are part of the AMI network, you can view your hourly water use in My Water.
If you haven't signed up to My Water already, why not get started today! All you need is your Electronic Reference Number (ERN) which is displayed at the bottom of your water bill.
Sign up to My Water now