Smart water meter tracks individual appliances to curb wastage

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

As the drought in California continues, citizens are being encouraged to conserve water by everyone from their government and neighbors to their radio station. But water bills, which are mostly sent quarterly and measured in units, make it difficult for people to monitor their own usage. Now, Fluid is a smart water meter that attaches to users' pipes and enables them to track their consumption habits on a daily basis — it can even differentiate between appliances, so that users know exactly how much they are using on what. To begin, users snap the monitoring device onto their main water…

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