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Waterlogged: How smart water meters measure water use, trends and behaviors

By Jim Brotherton | Jun 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Running a technology startup that deals with water, I thought it might be useful to share water use data for our home and how using the Hydroid smart water meter has impacted how we manage water. Since I started monitoring my water with Hydroid a year ago, I’ve found out a few things: Lot’s of stuff leaks around a house I had a leaky toilet (that’s hard to fix, by the way!) Our pets and plants are very thirsty Organic… Read more about Waterlogged: How smart water meters measure water use, trends and behaviors

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Smart (Water) Cities

By Kate Shaw | Feb 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Smart (Water) Cities

How much water did you use today? 50, 100, 150 gallons? Chances are, if you live in a city, you only find out your water use when you see your water bill at the end of the month (and only then if you’re the one responsible for paying the bill). People are disconnected with their water use. As a result, people in the U.S. use twice as much water as they think they do! Water bill disputes make the news… Read more about Smart (Water) Cities

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Protect Your Home from Leaks

By Kate Shaw | Dec 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Protect Your Home from Leaks

When I was a junior or senior in high school, I remember this time I accidentally flooded my parents’ bathroom and caused a steady stream of water to come out of the light fixtures and run down the walls of the kitchen downstairs. I caused it by leaving a bathroom faucet in one of the upstairs bathrooms running all day. I guess I’d been brushing my teeth and forgot to turn off the water. I left the house and headed… Read more about Protect Your Home from Leaks

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Deep Dive: The Hydroid App

By Jim Brotherton | Oct 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

This week we’re going to explore how the Hydroid app works and what you can learn from it. I’m excited to share a little bit about the app, since it’s a new and exciting way to learn about something we usually take for granted: water. The Hydroid app is your interface for all the new data you’re going to get from the Hydroid Meter, which is a water monitor that can be installed in the main water line to your… Read more about Deep Dive: The Hydroid App

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Why Hydroid

By Jim Brotherton | Oct 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Hydroid

Some people might wonder: why would I want a smart water meter? Others might be wondering why a product like this isn’t already installed in every home and business. The truth is, your need for a smart water meter may depend on where you live, how you get your water, and how much it costs. If you’ve ever suffered the expense and trouble of a plumbing accident, want to be more eco-friendly, or are looking to have more control of… Read more about Why Hydroid

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Status Update: Hydroid Meter in Beta

By Jim Brotherton | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Status Update: Hydroid Meter in Beta

  Status Update: Hydroid Meter Hello! And, welcome to my first blog. I decided that I should start this blog with where we are rather than go into the history of where we’ve been. I think Marc (Marc Kelly, H2Optimize Co-founder and CTO) and I will leave that for another day. I have to say though, I’m truly excited about this stage of Hydroid Meter’s design. Installed in-line on your main water supply, Hydroid Meter counts every drop of water… Read more about Status Update: Hydroid Meter in Beta