A pilot program launched by the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) offers Flume Smart Home Water Monitors to help member agency residential water customers monitor their water use on a real-time basis. A limited number of Flume devices will be available to Chino Hills residents, who have an open water account with the City of Chino Hills, at a discounted price of $40 (retail value of $199). Eligible customers in single-family homes may complete an online application. Water account numbers are verified as part of the online application process. The devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
According to Jake Loukeh, City of Chino Hills Water Use Efficiency Coordinator, the Flume device allows households to see real-time information on household water consumption, set water usage goals and budgets for the household, and detect small leaks before they cost money and cause damage.
“The Flume Water Sensor straps around the water meter and sends real-time water usage via Wi-Fi to the Flume Bridge,” said Mr. Loukeh. “If the system senses a leak or unusually high water use, the customer will be notified immediately via text, email, or push notification on their smartphone.”
For additional information regarding the program, please call Water Use Efficiency Coordinator Jake Loukeh at (909) 364-2804. Additional water conservation programs and ideas are also available.