Does your water bill do your head in? Did the drought this summer get you thinking about ways to save water?
A new Kickstarter for a device called Fluid, which connects to Wi-Fi and sends updates on water usage to your smartphone, might be the answer.
Fluid connects to your main water line, then starts monitoring your household water use — pinpointing where you’re wasting water whether it be the laundry, kitchen, bathroom or the garden.
You can even set “signatures,” or alerts for certain appliances or fixtures in your house to find the water-hog culprits. Fluid also detects leaks or if someone left the water on.
CEO Colin Hirdman says in the video that the device has made him “acutely” aware of his water usage, and he’s seen his bills decrease.
A pledge of $209 gets you the device, set for delivery by May 2016 — just in time for next summer’s peak water season.
So far, the Fluid campaign has more than 300 backers who’ve pledged over $55,000, well on the way to their $95,000 goal with 26 days to go. The funding will go toward finishing off the final engineering and covering manufacturing costs.