Did you use the toilet this morning? That’s four or five gallons down the drain. Take a shower? You can add another 30 gallons on top of that. Use the dishwasher? Another six gallons, at least. We all use way too much water. So much water, in fact, that leading scientists consider that water will become a scarce resource by the end of the century. The problem for many of us is that we just don’t realize how much water is being wasted. Sure you could use your water bill as some kind of metric, but you’ll have to wait until the end of the month to receive it and even then water bills aren’t exactly graphical.
That’s exactly what the folks behind FLUID want to change. Launched a couple of days ago on Kickstarter, FLUID is an intelligent water meter that will allow you to finally understand exactly when, where how much water you’re using up over a given timespan. FLUID is easy to install and just needs to be snapped around the main water pipe in your home and connected to your Wi-FI and Smartphone in order to start working for you AND saving you money. What’s more, it integrates with a number of other smart gadgets (such as Nest and Wink) in order to expand upon its out-of-the-box capabilities. Curious? Head over to FLUID’s Kickstarter page and become a backer today!