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SCWA Offers New Instant Rebate on Leak Detection Sensors

Aug 04, 2021 12:00AM ● By Christine Kohn, IN Communications

“Household leaks not only can waste a tremendous amount of water, they also can damage your home and garden”

VACAVILLE, CA (MPG) – The Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) is offering a new rebate on Flume Smart Home Water Monitors, a tool that allows people to monitor their water use in real time from their smart phone and can alert them to potentially harmful leaks.

 The Flume Smart Home Water Monitor includes three parts—a battery-operated device that attaches to your water meter with a tough rubber band, a bridge that plugs into an outlet and relays the radio signal to your Wi-Fi network, and the Flume mobile app. The sensor can help identify common household leaks that might otherwise go undetected.

 “Household leaks not only can waste a tremendous amount of water, they also can damage your home and garden,” said SCWA Water Conservation Coordinator Andy Florendo. “And leaks are more common than many people realize.” It’s estimated that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Many people discover leaks within the first few hours of using the device, according to the manufacturer.

 The Flume Smart Home Water Monitor normally retails for $199, but with the rebate is available to Solano County residents for a third of the cost--$65 (plus tax and shipping). To be eligible, participants must reside in Solano County and purchase the device directly through the rebate program. Rebate participants purchase the device for $90 and will receive a $25 refund of once the monitor is installed. Solano County residents can apply for a rebate at flumewater.com/Solano.

 Device requirements include having access to a wireless (Wi-Fi) network and an iOS (Apple) or Android device. Quantities are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Residents can learn more at [email protected] or flumewater.com/solano.

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