June 17, 2019
Cal Poly graduate invents sensor to monitor water usage on your phone
California beat its drought this year, but from that seven-year drought came a new device, engineered by a Cal Poly graduate.
The sensor, called Flume, could be the next step in water conservation from your couch.
Each American uses about 88 gallons of water at home each day, according to the EPA. That same report shows on average, a family spends $1,000 on water every year.
“You literally just take [the device], put it on the side of the meter, run some water, and just like that you’re calibrated,” said Eric Adler, co-founder and CEO of Flume, Inc., while demonstrating the device.