Water rationing via the IntelliH2O water meter

September 9, 2009

Capstone metering will begin marketing the “first intelligent water meter for residential use” this month, reports SmartGridToday.

The meter’s upside seems to be the ability to use water flow to generate and store its own power in a rechargeable battery.

The meter’s downside is that it will allow local water companies to remotely “monitor and restrict water flow due to conservation program requirements.”

Not a good trade-off.

2 Responses to “Water rationing via the IntelliH2O water meter”

  1. higgy68 Says:

    There is a smart energy meter already being pushed by the utilities which can remotely regulate consumer home use of electricity, now they can regulate water. George Orwell is laughing in his grave.

  2. sbartsch Says:

    Typical – allow Big Brother to tell you that you’ve used your proscribed number of flushes this month…..

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