Barwon Water (Victoria), in a recent newsletter, reported on its on-farm leak detection program stating that “The trial was highly successful in reducing the time taken to detect and repair on-farm leaks…”. According to its post on LinkedIn, Barwon Water said “Over the past two years, the program has resulted in savings of an estimated 65 million litres of drinking water.”
The trial uses Taggle’s LPWAN to collect data from water meters installed on farms which use potable water reticulated across their properties. The program started in 2013 and, because of its success, has been extended to 2018. Barwon Water is also extending the program to include residential water meters in the town of Colac.