Earth911 Podcast: Nudge Systems’ Pleco Water Use Tracker Plugs Your Wasteful Habits

Earth911 Podcast: Nudge Systems’ Pleco Water Use Tracker Plugs Your Wasteful Habits

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How can we observe our water utilization to acknowledge how to save water? Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Nelson Pedreiro of Nudge Systems, which makes the Pleco, a sensible system that attaches to your water meter to trace water utilization by class, from rest room flushes and showers to washing the garments and watering the garden. It also can establish leaks lengthy earlier than they’re seen to the attention. One tech journal known as it a “Fitbit to your water meter.” Nelson explains tips on how to set up and join Pleco to an in-home show or smartphone app that experiences your water use intimately.

Nelson Pedreiro of Nudge Systems
Nelson Pedreiro of Nudge Systems is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

The American West faces an historic drought this summer time and water dialog is extra vital than ever for 57 million Americans within the areas, a lot of whom could have taken water as a right till now. The excellent news is that there are fast financial savings available to everybody as a result of the common household wastes about 180 gallons of water per week, equal to about 10 five-minute showers. Nelson shares how Pleco’s creators wished to cut back their water footprint and at the moment are utilizing machine studying to establish various kinds of water utilization extra precisely.

The $249 Pleco device straps onto a water meter and makes use of a magnetic monitor to trace utilization, sending the information to the house utilizing a wi-fi community. Unlike most different water monitoring choices, it doesn’t have to be added to the house’s plumbing.