Smart water leakage detection and metering device

Bheki Sithole, Suvendi Rimer, Khmaies Ouahada, C. Mikeka, J. Pinifolo

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Abstract

Water is a scarce and valuable resource hence proper management of this resource is essential for social and economic development of any country because it is an input to almost all production in key sectors like Agriculture, Industry, Energy and Transport. Smart devices have transformed nearly every aspect of our home and this paper is presenting a practical low-cost Smart Water Meter Device which is capable of determining possible leakages in the customer's property and reporting current household water consumption levels in real time. Flow meter sensors have been deployed to measure the quantity of water consumer by a consumer. In turn, the flow rates and the amount of litres consumed will be displayed on the LCD display and they will also be sent through the GSM/GPRS module to the website. The system has been efficiently and carefully designed to minimise commercial losses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2016
Event2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016 - Durban, South Africa
Duration: 11 May 201613 May 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2016
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityDurban
Period11/05/1613/05/16

Keywords

  • Arduino
  • flow meter sensor
  • smart water meter
  • water leakage detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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