With the city installing new water meters throughout Greeley, WaterSmart is like shining a light in a cave, revealing a treasure trove of options now available to consumers. This free tool helps residents manage their water usage in near real-time, helping control a good portion of their water use to keep costs as low as possible. What’s crazy is only a smidgeon of the city’s water customers have taken advantage of it – and it’s free!
So the Greeley Water Conservation team is resorting to a little bribery. Tap In! and sign up before May 31 (did we mention it’s free with no strings attached?), and you will automatically be entered to win:
We are that confident you will find value in WaterSmart. The portal is also available in Spanish.
So what is WaterSmart anyway? It’s a customer portal that allows access to your hourly water readings and years of water use patterns with helpful tips on how to save water and fix leaks. So, if you pop a leak, or leave a faucet dripping, you’ll know that day rather than waiting a month as you would have before Greeley’s new water meter installation.
WaterSmart offers multiple features, such as:
Set leak alerts, even while you’re away.
Set high-use alerts to ensure you stay within your water use limits. (text, voice or email)
Access tutorials to find leaks in your home.
Find easy water-saving tips that can help you reduce your water bill.
Analyze your water use to determine actions to save money.
Compare your water use in the previous years, and track long-term use.
Sign up for free indoor/outdoor water audits to find leaks or optimize your irrigation system.
Access current or previous bills
Communicate with conservation staff, ask questions, make comments
Quick link to pay your bill portal
Manage multiple properties, if you own more than one
WaterSmart is not an app to which you need to subscribe, but it is mobile friendly, so you can easily monitor your water from your phone. Customers do not have to have a new meter to sign up for WaterSmart, and they can get the same water-saving tips and alerts through the system – though not as quickly as the new meters. The city plans to have all Greeley water meters converted in the next four years.
Greeley water officials hope that use of this program will help the city conserve as much as 200 million gallons of water a year in leak detection, alone.
Shining a light on your water consumption and use will help you make household decisions that fit your budget. So why not take control of your water bill, develop some water-saving habits, and start saving before the heavy summer lawn watering begins?